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(Slate)   "My son has a crush on a girl; we are very pro-science, pro-vaccine, pro-mask, and pro-not prolonging a pandemic. I think the girl and her family are anti-vaxxer, anti-mask, and pro-plague. Can I keep my son from dating a plague rat?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2021-09-29 6:38:53 AM  
No, you can't.

And child psychology 101: The more you try and forbid it, the more he's going to want to do it. (It's related to the Streisand Effect.) Just explain your point of view respectfully, and tell him that the choice is his.

The bad part is that she and her family could spread coronavirus to him, and him to you. It's a scary situation. But outside of locking him up, teenage hormones are teenage hormones.

Perhaps invite a pro-science family with cute teen daughters over for dinner. Then he might develop a crush on one of them.
 
2021-09-29 6:58:39 AM  
Let them date.  Either things work out or he figures out that plague rat families aren't worth the trouble.
 
2021-09-29 7:17:16 AM  
Just wait till they get pregnant!
 
2021-09-29 7:17:23 AM  
Ask her family what their butt-stuff policy is.
 
2021-09-29 7:21:16 AM  
The girl likely has an overbearing Republican father which means she totally puts out.  Your kid is in for a good time.
 
2021-09-29 7:23:31 AM  
Be very encouraging. Buy them condoms. Talk graphically about your own sexual adventures for the purpose of education and delight. Talk about how they can introduce masks into the bedroom in sexy ways. Wear lingerie.
 
2021-09-29 7:28:08 AM  
Sure, this pandemic won't go on forever, you know.
 
2021-09-29 7:36:43 AM  

kdawg7736: Sure, this pandemic won't go on forever, you know.


In my dreams.

In reality?  Who knows for sure.
 
2021-09-29 7:51:33 AM  
"My son has a crush on a girl; we are very pro-science, pro-vaccine, pro-mask, and pro-not prolonging a pandemic Montague. I think the girl and her family are anti-vaxxer, anti-mask, and pro-plague Capulet. Can I keep my son from dating a plague rat?"

/ shortened that headline for you
 
2021-09-29 7:51:35 AM  
COVID, trying to achieve STD status.
 
2021-09-29 8:01:00 AM  
Fun fact: "Rat-licker" is slang for anti-masker in Ireland
 
2021-09-29 8:19:46 AM  

Nurglitch: Be very encouraging. Buy them condoms. Talk graphically about your own sexual adventures for the purpose of education and delight. Talk about how they can introduce masks into the bedroom in sexy ways. Wear lingerie.


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2021-09-29 8:30:46 AM  

Fano: Nurglitch: Be very encouraging. Buy them condoms. Talk graphically about your own sexual adventures for the purpose of education and delight. Talk about how they can introduce masks into the bedroom in sexy ways. Wear lingerie.

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The first one was funny. The second one was too much. The third one was hilarious.
 
2021-09-29 8:52:29 AM  

Lochsteppe: Fano: Nurglitch: Be very encouraging. Buy them condoms. Talk graphically about your own sexual adventures for the purpose of education and delight. Talk about how they can introduce masks into the bedroom in sexy ways. Wear lingerie.

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The first one was funny. The second one was too much. The third one was hilarious.


Those were three different occasions. Goofy really wanted to drive the point home.
 
2021-09-29 9:01:47 AM  
First of all: you don't know who is rebelling against who here.  You TURN that daughter.  Provide her with all the info she needs to get vaccinated, dismiss complaints about masks as not being an inconvenience, etc.  You can't be overt, you have to be cunning.  Get tickets to events she would like that require a vaccine and don't mention it until afterwards saying "wish you could have gone."  Talk about how hypocritical it is Joe Rogan requires his audience to be vaccinated without pointing out which side you're on.

Now you get out there and you BE the bad influence that the D.A.R.E. program taught you to be and get her to start poppin needles to spite her parents.
 
2021-09-29 9:17:41 AM  
I think she'll dump him when see notices all the silverware leaping off the table and clinging to his injection spot. He'll be heart broken, but you can just use the 5g tracking chip to locate him and bring him him home.
 
2021-09-29 9:40:31 AM  
Teenagers make horrible decisions.  Hopefully this one doesn't cost him or you your lives.  But there's not much you can do here.
 
2021-09-29 9:52:28 AM  

Fano: Nurglitch: Be very encouraging. Buy them condoms. Talk graphically about your own sexual adventures for the purpose of education and delight. Talk about how they can introduce masks into the bedroom in sexy ways. Wear lingerie.

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It's so funny it is posted three times in a row.
 
2021-09-29 10:01:56 AM  

Rapmaster2000: The girl likely has an overbearing Republican father which means she totally puts out.  Your kid is in for a good time.


This is key to keeping them from dating. Talk to the father about all kinds if liberal stuff, you know, the gay agenda, abortion, spending money responsibility. He will be the bad guy and maybe if the desire is strong enough the girl will flip on the dad and realize that he is full if shiat.
 
2021-09-29 10:58:27 AM  
Hump and dump
 
2021-09-29 11:06:47 AM  

Rapmaster2000: The girl likely has an overbearing Republican father which means she totally puts out.  Your kid is in for a good time.


Eh. If they're evangelicals, then she won't put out.

Catholic girls...that's what you want if you want to get laid easily. Catholic girls already feel guilty about...everything, so illicit sex doesn't bother them. Or at least, it bothers them just like everything else does, and they're used to that.

/heard this from a couple of Catholic women I dated/slept with
 
2021-09-29 11:29:09 AM  
Show him the version of 'West Side Story' where Maria's family guns down her boyfriend.
 
2021-09-29 11:46:34 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Show him the version of 'West Side Story' where Maria's family guns down her boyfriend.


OMG SPOILERS
 
2021-09-29 12:06:03 PM  

realmolo: Rapmaster2000: The girl likely has an overbearing Republican father which means she totally puts out.  Your kid is in for a good time.

Eh. If they're evangelicals, then she won't put out.

Catholic girls...that's what you want if you want to get laid easily. Catholic girls already feel guilty about...everything, so illicit sex doesn't bother them. Or at least, it bothers them just like everything else does, and they're used to that.

/heard this from a couple of Catholic women I dated/slept with


You are SO wrong.  Evangelicals are a different breed.  Catholic girls do normal stuff all the time, Evangelicals freak out and do hardcore shiat rarely.  It's kind of a quality over quantity thing, but it's less "quality" and more "hopefully your kinks match mine" because she will not ask for permission before choking you with a belt.
 
2021-09-29 12:28:43 PM  
You think that's bad, my nephew is about to marry into that family, and all she cares about is MONEY.
I predict this will end  badly, his mother and father predict that this will end badly, and the groom just about knows that it's going to end badly--but because of the money, not because of his intended  being a plague rat.   He's a bright young man who can make a lot of money, but even at the ripe old age of 27, he's not sure that's what he wants.  She's sure, though.

There's nothing you can do about it.  His parents know it.  I just feel bad for him.  Our farked-up families just keep passing it down the line.
 
2021-09-29 12:48:07 PM  

cryinoutloud: You think that's bad, my nephew is about to marry into that family, and all she cares about is MONEY.
I predict this will end  badly, his mother and father predict that this will end badly, and the groom just about knows that it's going to end badly--but because of the money, not because of his intended  being a plague rat.   He's a bright young man who can make a lot of money, but even at the ripe old age of 27, he's not sure that's what he wants.  She's sure, though.


If even HE knows it, why doesn't he just run for the hills? Hell, you or his parents could even drive him there.
 
2021-09-29 1:34:10 PM  

bostonguy: cryinoutloud: You think that's bad, my nephew is about to marry into that family, and all she cares about is MONEY.
I predict this will end  badly, his mother and father predict that this will end badly, and the groom just about knows that it's going to end badly--but because of the money, not because of his intended  being a plague rat.   He's a bright young man who can make a lot of money, but even at the ripe old age of 27, he's not sure that's what he wants.  She's sure, though.
If even HE knows it, why doesn't he just run for the hills? Hell, you or his parents could even drive him there.


HE LOVES HER.  His father is just as blunt as I am.  You can go one way, or you can go the other, but if you make a mistake, it might impact you your whole life.   But HE LOVES HER.  He quit drinking and smoking pot for her, and he was quite the pothead and apparently a drinker too--it runs in the family.
He tried to take her out of the D.C. area and to a place where living costs were lower, but she'd have none of it.  Her entire family lives around D.C. and she's too bored when she leaves them.  They have two purebred  dogs that they keep in an apartment, and they whine and bark all day.  She wanted them.

I'm just glad that I'm far away from it, because I'd wring both their necks, and I've never even met her.
 
2021-09-29 1:57:02 PM  

cryinoutloud: HE LOVES HER.


Geez, that sucks.

The older I get, the more I think sometimes that arranged marriages are a good thing. People do stupid shiat in their 20s and even 30s.
 
2021-09-29 3:41:19 PM  
Sorry, Mom and Dad. No matter how dumb your teenager may be most of the time, you cannot outwit a young man following his peepee.
 
2021-09-29 3:55:56 PM  

cryinoutloud: HE LOVES HER.


That's only one very small part of a marriage.  Maybe suggest premarital counseling?  It at least forces them to recognize their relationship long term and how things will play out.
 
2021-09-29 4:06:25 PM  

cryinoutloud: bostonguy: cryinoutloud: You think that's bad, my nephew is about to marry into that family, and all she cares about is MONEY.
I predict this will end  badly, his mother and father predict that this will end badly, and the groom just about knows that it's going to end badly--but because of the money, not because of his intended  being a plague rat.   He's a bright young man who can make a lot of money, but even at the ripe old age of 27, he's not sure that's what he wants.  She's sure, though.
If even HE knows it, why doesn't he just run for the hills? Hell, you or his parents could even drive him there.

HE LOVES HER.  His father is just as blunt as I am.  You can go one way, or you can go the other, but if you make a mistake, it might impact you your whole life.   But HE LOVES HER.  He quit drinking and smoking pot for her, and he was quite the pothead and apparently a drinker too--it runs in the family.
He tried to take her out of the D.C. area and to a place where living costs were lower, but she'd have none of it.  Her entire family lives around D.C. and she's too bored when she leaves them.  They have two purebred  dogs that they keep in an apartment, and they whine and bark all day.  She wanted them.

I'm just glad that I'm far away from it, because I'd wring both their necks, and I've never even met her.


Sometimes all you can do is let someone make their own mistakes. Maybe he's happy. Or at least, doing a good job of telling himself he's happy.
 
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2021-09-29 5:57:36 PM  
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2021-09-29 6:34:00 PM  

HeadbangerSmurf: Let them date.  Either things work out or he figures out that plague rat families aren't worth the trouble.


Odds are they won't use protection. Start buying diapers for your future grandkid.
 
2021-09-30 1:47:55 AM  

realmolo: Rapmaster2000: The girl likely has an overbearing Republican father which means she totally puts out.  Your kid is in for a good time.

Eh. If they're evangelicals, then she won't put out.


Unless she's a PK. Then you're golden.
 
2021-09-30 10:21:04 AM  
if she is touching his happy place none of your words (or hers) matter.
 
2021-09-30 4:58:45 PM  
You're going to need a really large trap, and huge chunk of cheese!
 
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