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Unhappy Dad says I can't have a boyfriend until after college... - August 1st 2009, 06:39 PM

I have this guy friend, and he was hanging out with me and some other friends up my street. For fun, he picked me up and gave me a piggy-back ride. My dad saw and that night he gave me a talk.

He told me to not let my friend give me anymore piggy-back rides because we are teenagers and it is "unacceptable". I explained that it meant nothing and we were just messing around. He wouldn;t take my word for it. The he went on saying I couldn't date or have a boyfriend until I finished college and have a secure job.

I know my parents want what's best for me, but I do want to date and have a boyfriend when I go into high school next year. I'll try not to be stupid and find a good guy to be with. And when I get a boyfriend, I'd want to know them before I go out with them.

I try to be responsible and I've never gotten into any real trouble so far. And I always try my best to listen to everything my parents are saying.

So how do I convince them to let me date and have a boyfriend? They're very hard to talk to, and if they don't like what you're saying, they shut you out.

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Re: Dad says I can't have a boyfriend until after college... - August 1st 2009, 07:02 PM

well they can't really stop you, but i guess you have to at least listen to what they have to say. some parents are really overprotective.. which whilst being a good thing, can also be a little much.

with my parents i never asked for "permission" to date.. i just started dating my first boyfriend and i didn't make a point of telling them about him, but nor did i hide the fact that we were dating. when my mum asked, which she eventually did.. i just told her i was seeing him and she was cool with it.

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Re: Dad says I can't have a boyfriend until after college... - August 3rd 2009, 04:12 PM

My parents were like that too! and when i got my first boyfriend at 18 they were ready to rip me apart. but they accepted it for like a month and when they found out he was abusing me they put a hault to everything. parents try to protect us even though we don't see it. im dating this guy right now, my parents don't approve. they can't stop me but they are hurting for me. and i know they don't approve and what not but i can't stop myself, i love this boy. love is so complicated. don't wry, i suggest you wait like you're parents say but if you really like this boy and if he is a DECENT, SMART, EDUCATED, LOVING, CARIN boy who will go to the moon for you, then hell yes go for it. thats the only rason i'm with mine right now.
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