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Woman Shares Grandad's List Of Hilarious 'Boyfriend Rules'

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Woman Shares Grandad's List Of Hilarious 'Boyfriend Rules'

Many of us have come across a protective parent in our time, whether it's our boyfriend's or girlfriend's or our own dear mum or dad, ready to lay down the law.

But what about a protective grandad?

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21-year-old Amie McHugh shared a screenshot of a message from her grandfather, William, which laid out some ground rules for any of her potential love interests.

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The student, who hails from Airdrie in Lanarkshire, Scotland, took to Twitter to say she was 'howlin' at her Grandad's rules - which, like many messages from senior citizens, was written ENTIRELY IN CAPITAL LETTERS.


The rules ranged from adorable (he must 'never look at another girl' while he's with Amie; he must be 'very kind') to hilarious (he must be Roman Catholic; he must 'offer to pay' if he's ever in William's company).

Rule 1: "He must be RC [Roman Catholic]."

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Rule 2: "He must be Celtic supporter."

Rule 3: "He must be working."

Rule 4: "I must like him."

Rule 5: "He must like me."

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Amie and William. Credit: Amie McHugh/Instagram
Amie and William. Credit: Amie McHugh/Instagram

Rule 6: "He must be financially well off."

Rule 7: "He must never look at another girl while in this relationship."

Rule 8: "He must be very kind."

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Rule 9: "He must have a car."

Rule 10: "Whenever in my company he must offer to pay bill."

Luckily, William stopped at 10, but hinted there could be more, signing off the message with: "Ok that's it so far."

Speaking to LADbible, Amie explained her grandfather has always been there for her and that they see each other regularly.

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Amie said her granddad's rules had her 'howling'. Credit: Amie McHugh/Instagram
Amie said her granddad's rules had her 'howling'. Credit: Amie McHugh/Instagram

"I was brought up with my granda always being there for me, and he only lives a two-minute walk away so I see him nearly every day," she said.

Amie also insisted his list of stipulations were more of a joke, so she won't be taking any of them too seriously.

Thankfully, Amie's own list of requirements for a potential partner is a little more realistic.

"I just look for someone to have fun with who's a good laugh, the small details don't matter much to me," she said.

Still, it's good to see she's got William to look out for her - by the sounds of it, anyone who doesn't like him (rule five, remember?) isn't worth Amie's time anyway.

Featured Image Credit: Amie McHugh/Instagram

Topics: News, Dating, Funny, UK

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