Mine are. Last time I asked a girl out was my first and only time as well, and after I told my parents I was going to (cause I needed their permission first of course), my mom told me that if we were to become boyfriend/girlfriend to save sex for until it was right. We hadn't even gone on one date yet lol, and she didn't even end up saying yes. And they made it really weird cause they kept asking me if I had asked her yet all the time. Another time I was in the car with my dad and older brother, and my brother brought up the topic of girls and dances and how I should go to dances, and my dad started trying to give me advice saying that I should go to a dance and go up to a girl and be like "I don't give a sh*t if you say no, but let's dance." It's not even like he was being cool about it, cause he's a pretty dorky guy.
I've asked a girl out now, but it hasn't quite been organized yet (we've just said we should do it sometime next week). I don't quite know how to tell my parents. I can't just tell them I'm going with a friend, cause they'd ask what friend and everything. Oh, and yes, I live with them haha. And I can't drive. I'd probably be able to bus there, but they probably wouldn't want me walking/bussing back in the evening... they're like that haha. Any tips on how to tell them while making it as not-awkward as possible?
And of course, what are/were your parents like?
- Yes, they are/were so awkward about it!Vote A
- They are/were more just strict than awkward about it.Vote B
- Meh, they are/were okay.Vote C
- No, they were pretty cool about it.Vote D
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Well as far as my parents know I've never even liked a guy lol. The last thing I need/want is a relationship/dating/sex convo with me mom. For a while she thought I was a lesbian with my best friend at the time, and she had some overreaction freakouts, but yeah there was nothing there like that.
She never really had a sit down with me on the subject ever, it was just assumed that because my family is conservative catholic that there's no possible way to have sex before marriage and all that jazz...she probably doesn't know that I'm an atheist either for that matter. Over all it's weird, awkward and we disagree on everything so I avoid it.
For your situation, I'd just tell them. As an adult (18-24 range as you have indicated) they might not be as overbearing about it. Or just tell them you're going out, avoid details, and tell them you'll be back later if you don't want to talk about it.
Good luck on your date!0