Usually the bride’s family pays for certain portions of the wedding and reception, while the groom’s family pays for the rehearsal dinner, among other things. My daughter and her girlfriend are getting married, and I’m confused about the financial etiquette. Dear Modern Dad: According to Steven Petrow, the LGBT etiquette author, there are few set rules about gay weddings.Your only “requirement” is to provide them with your love and support.

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Love is a choice, and it would be painful for my son to give up a young lady he really cared for because he found out after a few dates that a future with her involved four or more baby daddies.

Dear Out of Line: Although it might be “painful” for your son to give someone up after a few dates, he should make the effort to get to know the person before asking a question like the one he posed to a complete stranger.

Dear Abby: My 40-year-old son signed up with an online dating site.

He has a 17-year-old son and has never been married.

And why are you the one who wrote to ask me this and not your son?

DEAR ABBY: We are all familiar with the rules of who pays for what in a wedding.

Frankly, I don’t blame her for being offended, because it implied he thought she was promiscuous.

Your son fathered a child with a woman he didn’t end up marrying. What if the same thing had happened to her, but more than once?

When Bill Brookman asked Madeleine Coburn on a date in 1978, when he was 23 and she was 16, they were kept apart because her father thought he was “too arty.”But after meeting again in 2008, the pair started dating and got engaged after Brookman proposed live on BBC Radio 4.