Of course, everyone is different, and Welch's ideology won't work for everyone, but it does seem to be pretty popular.
Welch's post has been shared more than 19,000 times as of September 7, and has earned more than 400 comments.
But her most important role is being a wife and mom.
She writes about balancing career and motherhood in her blog, Weather Anchor Mama.
The photo of Chuck Speare of Cherry Hill, NJ sporting the T-shirt has gone viral on Tumblr. The college student who also works at her Dad’s restaurant, has been getting a lot of attention on the web.
The warning states: “Rules for dating my daughter 1. She describes herself as a “feminist, coffee addict, book lover” on her Twitter profile.
You know, the ones where the overprotective father suddenly realises his little girls are growing up and want to start dating.
I don't think I can take much credit for that, but you'll never know how proud I am to be your dad. A post shared by Jeff Welch (@j.warren.welch) on Speaking to TODAY, Welch said he can completely understand the urge some father's wanting to protect their daughters. "The kind of posturing by fathers of daughters I was specifically responding to had nothing to do with that 'protective instinct' and everything to do with asserting their dominance over women and reinforcing a belief that women need men to take care of them," he said. Interestingly enough, I came across a photo of a proud feminist father’s “rules for dating my daughter” that makes me think into the future. Her body, her rules Feminist Father” His daughter, 20-year-old Kristine, bought him the T-shirt for Father’s Day, and posted the picture on her blog. But every now and then, someone reminds us about having to ward off the boys.One person should NOT make all the rules.” “Depending on the daughters age, this guy is a terrible father.” “What a clever excuse not to parent.You’re “respecting” her, instead of teaching her and giving her boundaries.” But one dad says, “My 16 year old’s new boyfriend the other day asked my permission to date my daughter, and I told him basically the same thing.