Darkside's father on this issue is largely political.
Leaving aside the fact that he's local and he's had
experience with at least some of the service providers
that I'm interested in, it would be a good move for me
to be seen consulting the head of household of the
young man I'm courting, especially as said head of
household has Authority Issues (namely, if Darkside's
father isn't the authority, he has an issue with
Darkside considers me one of his closest friends.
Darkside's mother likes me. Darkside's father isn't
quite sure what to make of me. I would like Darkside's
father's blessing in my courtship of Darkside. This
means sucking up.