Dating is hard for teenage girls. Dealing with overprotective parents, boys who only want one thing and burgeoning sexual desires can prove difficult. Now imagine that your father is president. There's a big upside: living in the White House, flying in private planes and getting the royal treatment wherever you go. Great, right? The D.C. version of Gossip Girl, even. But with one little addition: men with guns. All the time.
For Malia and Sasha Obama, dating would have been hard enough in normal world, but while the perks of daddy being Prez are great and all, the downside will be a constant posse of Secret Service agents. Even on dates. According to the Daily News, although M and S are not yet teens (ages 10 and 7, respectively), President Obama has already addressed what their dating lives will be like when the girls are getting ready for first kisses, under the shirt explorations, and, "everything but," high school hookups.
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"Dating, I think, will be an issue because I have men with guns surrounding them at all times," Obama said with a laugh in a Newsweek interview. "I'm perfectly happy with [that], but they may feel differently."
The girls probably don't mind the armed entourage now, but when boys start calling for dates, it will be a different story. Wait, calling? That’s funny. When boys start texting, Facebooking, Twittering and whatever-else-technology-has-in-store-for-using, Malia and Sasha will likely be happy to trade the private jet for a private kiss. Read: Is Technology Ruining Your Relationship?
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For parents, it's hard to raise teenage girls. Now, while being the president is kinda cool (Air Force One, living in the White House, interns), also having to worry about teenage daughters may make it tougher to concentrate on running the country. Having a chaperone, or many armed chaperones, will be sure to help Obama rest a little easier (and focus on his jobby-job). Whether his girls like it or not.
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