What are your thoughts on asking for the parents' permission or blessing before a proposal? For those who are engaged/married, did your FI/DH ask? For those who are NEY, would you want him to?
My BF mentioned this the other day, and I actually thought it was bizarre. We're both 30 and live together. I told him he needs no one's permission but my own. He said it's showing respect to receive my parents' blessing. I do think that's sweet, and it's great that he's comfortable enough with my parents to consider it, but it still seems odd to me. Then again, I also don't want to be "given away." I'm just that independent/stubborn/feminist.
Obviously he's gonna do whatever he's gonna do, and that's fine. I'm just wondering how common/wanted this particular tradition is.