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Original idea to ask her dad Answered

Hi there,

My name is Nicolas, I'm french and i'm asking for the help of the community.
Me and my girlfriend are thinking to get married soon and I wanted to find an original way to ask her dad for his permission.

The thing is that her parents live in Washington and I'm not able to go there. I was thinking of sending something or make something virtual (i'm a software engieneer). 
Moreover her father is not a real techy guy but rather a tech enthousiast. So I search something around the tech theme.

So here is my question, do you have any orignal idea with this tech direction in mind that i can produce to ask her father.

Sorry for my bad english. If something is unclear, please ask for mor explanation.
Best regards,



First, do the parents know you exist at all? Have you been in contact with them before?

@caitlinsdad: yes I know them well. Sometimes they come to France and I went there last Christmas.

@Igooms: you're right. It could be an idea. But I would like to see if I can find something less classical.

Set the parents up with Skype or Facetime and ask them directly, face to face. Asking for permission is not the question that should be embellished with tech or wow factor. Concentrate on making your proposal to your bride special. You might be able to convince your parents to play a part in a high tech/geeky proposal. That would be impressive. Good luck.

It's not that I want to embellish something and for my girlfriend I have other special plans ( not geeky, it's not her thing:-P)

But since I can not do it face to face except with Skype, I thought it was the occasion to connect with her parents in a different way, not especially amazing but more customed, personal.

But it's very interesting to discuss about it and to see all your opinions

If you know of any good movies or shows the parents like to watch, film a few scenes or lines to splice into the action where you ask the question. That way you can send them a custom DVD to watch and be surprised.

"@" doesn't reply (not like twitter). You need to click the reply button.

Are you looking for somethig humoristic? Serious? Creative? Google it.

Dude... @Yonatan24, that is what you use to preface multipart comments to the appropriate party. Is it sarcastic to tell a software engineer to Google it?

Dude... @Caitlinsdad

No. There was no sarcasm involved. T̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶O̶T̶H̶E̶R̶ ̶p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶l̶o̶o̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶a̶n̶s̶w̶e̶r̶.̶ ̶N̶o̶t̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶s̶o̶f̶t̶w̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶e̶n̶g̶i̶n̶e̶e̶r̶.̶.̶.̶ Sorry, but isn't that a bit obvious?

If you Google "Creative way to tell you want to marry", you'll get 12M results, and I'm pretty sure you'll find something...

Sorry but what does being a software engineer have to do with Googling something? Do you think Albert Einstein never used a dictionary? It has pretty much nothing to do with that.

Indeed I tried to Google it but I only found some stuff to do it the classical way or how to be brave enough to do it :-D

Something creative would be nice


1 year ago

I think you should go retro instead of tech... and write a letter.