Places where there are no parents, policemen, or nuns within eyesight. You may also not take my daughter to any place where there is dancing, holding hands, or any form of happiness. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been.
Boys sit around blaming other people / events / their genes, or anything else outside their control for their situation in life.My friend, Dennis Rainey, has written a good book, Interviewing Your Daughter’s Date, which covers this topic in depth.But to give you some quick insights, let me share with you a few key steps from my experience.It is shared here for your amusement and encouragement. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her nose.If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.Boys want the 5 minute, magic bullet, quick fix solution that will give them instant results without breaking a sweat that most people work a lifetime to achieve.They repress them down and follow the safe path of agreeing with the social norm so they don’t get outcast.Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like mowing my grass or changing the oil in my car?The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy near Hanoi.They’re the ones finding ways to lean over their edge and push their boundaries, despite the obstacles that they encounter: “I’ll wake up half an hour earlier.” “I’ll save for a week.” “I’ll just tell her to take her earphones out.” Men know that if they’re ever going to create the life they want, they have to make it happen and so get off their arse and do it.Boys are so afraid of hard work that they look for the effort-free solution that means they can get out of work with the least amount of pain and exertion.