Jeff and his wife, Natasha, have five girls in their blended family, and like many protective girl dads, he has a list of rules for any future suitor who wants to date his daughter. However, Jeff's fierce message to all potential dates is completely different from many strict parents' -- and it's beyond refreshing. In a Facebook post that has since gone viral, the dad from Tennessee listed the "rules" for anyone dating his daughters: "You'll have to ask them what their rules are. Jeff doesn't want to raise his girls to think they need a man to protect them or that they are their father's possession, and he hopes that any man or woman who enters their lives know from the start that they will be dealing with strong and empowered females.
Dad's rules for dating his 5 daughters go viral: 'You'll have to ask them'
Dad's dating rules might surprise you [Video]
One Tennessee father has very simple rules for boys attempting to date his five daughters -- and they're going viral for how empowering they are to the little ladies he's raising. Warren Welch wrote on Facebook Sunday. Welch, 39, continued: "You will respect them, and if you don't, I promise they won't need my help putting you back in your place. The Jonesborough, Tennessee, father closed by telling potential suitors, "Good luck, pumpkin. The message seemed to resonate with readers as the "rules" went viral, with more than 18, people sharing them.
Dad's 'Rules' For Dating His Daughters Have A Refreshing Twist
There's a weird stereotype when daughters start dating of the dad waiting by the door with a shotgun, joking about how he'll somehow maim her date if they usually he do anything that the dad deems disrespectful. This stereotype has morphed itself in the internet age to memes about the "rules" for dating my daughter. But one dad took a more empowering and feminist approach to this, and his post is going viral.
But one father has set an example to men everywhere with a post on Facebook which spelled out exactly how men should behave around his daughter. He later explained that the reason he wants his daughters to be empowered is because of his upbringing. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.