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    For ages I've been speaking to someone online, and this week we're going to meet and go to the cinema. We're meeting in a public place obviously, and I've seen them on cam, pics, facebook, spoken on phone, everything.

    But my parents are saying I can't go unless I take someone with me. I can't think of anyone to take which wouldn't make the whole situation more awkward, and they're saying to take my sister, which would be the more embarrassing thing ever

    Do they have the right to do this? I'm 18 in a month.....
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    Sadly, their house, their rules.
    Unless you move out, they can still take away privileges so you have to play it their way.
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    They don't have any right to tell you what you can and can't do. Although, just remember that if you're living in their house they can also kick you out if you annoy them that much.
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    (Original post by archlord destin)
    Sadly, their house, their rules.
    Unless you move out, they can still take away privileges so you have to play it their way.
    You hit the nail right on the head there. It sucks
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    They can't say you can't see them. Always an option to say your going out with mates or something? But everyone else is right, their rules :/
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    They are thinking of your safety....

    Personally when my girls are 17 in, what fifteen and sixteen years time, it'll be hard to stop me from going out with them with a shotgun in the boot of the car for insurance purposes...
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    I can actually understand why your parents want to do this - and tbh, it isn't exactly the most safest of ideas what you are doing. They care about you clearly. Why don't you take a couple of your mates?
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    I disagree with the 'their house, their rules' thing. I would understand that if she was asking for her bf to stay the night and her parents disagreed, but not this.

    However (and it's a big 'however', OP), I think they have a serious point. Even if this person IS the person they've said they are, you have no way of knowing that they're safe. How about negotiating with your parents and taking your best friend instead? Going alone to meet someone off the net, even in a public place, could well be very dangerous. They're concerned for your safety, not trying to spoil things for you.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Do they have the right to do this? I'm 18 in a month.....
    In a month.

    I presume they you with money, food, clothes, shelter and all the rest of it?

    What do you think? :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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