09/18/2012 05:09 pm ET

Hand In Marriage: Men Of Reddit Share How They Asked Their Fathers-In-Law For Permission

Meeting the parents of your significant other can be nerve-wracking, and when it comes time to tie the knot, asking a prospective fiancée's parent for a blessing can be terrifying.

Reddit user Spam4119 took to the Ask Reddit forum on Tuesday to ask fellow users how they handled the situation. Click through the slideshow below to see how 10 Redditors handled asking a father-in-law for his blessing, from Facebook messages to fancy dinners. (Some even revealed why they didn't ask!)

Tell us what you think : is wedding tradition is a sweet sign of respect or an antiquated requisite that's got to go?

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