I may have already mentioned it, but my memory is for shit lately. But in having both daughters and now a son, I've noticed a really strange difference.
When I think of my girls dating, I don't worry about it at all. Of course I'll be protective and hate that they will most likely have their hearts broken at one time or another, but I am really excited for their future in dating. I loved dating and I'm happy that they have it ahead of them. (Of course my husband already wants to shoot any prospective suitors, but that's normal for dads I'm sure.)
But Karl. Oh boy. I think of him dating and it literally pisses me off. I do not want ANY girls to get their hands on him. Grrrrr.