More than half of the students said their parents had.
Daughters noted more "influence attempts," especially of the discouraging variety.
The researchers found that parents prized ambitiousness more in their daughters' mates than in those of their sons'.
And fathers but not mothers sought "sexy" partners for their sons, not their daughters. Both sets of researchers use evolutionary arguments, citing parents' desire to safeguard the survival of future grandchildren.
" How do you respond to a 17-year-old who says she's in love?