Why mom and dad don't like your man
Meet the Parents is a 2000 film starrring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller. The film chronicles a series of unfortunate events that befall a good-hearted but hapless male nurse while visiting his girlfriend's parents. London - It is an all-too-common scenario – she thinks he is wonderful but her parents simply don’t approve.
The research, conducted by British and Dutch scientists, suggests that parents are pre-programmed to make sure their children end up with love, support and money. And they would prefer their daughter to find a caring, sharing chap to take some of the load.
Daughters can exploit this wish, however, by settling for a man who isn’t a good provider – confident in the knowledge that their parents will compensate for his shortcomings. Dr Tim Fawcett, from Bristol University, said parents’ disapproving behaviour appears to be connected to the way we have evolved.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Pretoria NewsSimilar Stories