I personally didn't ask my FW's parents for their permission or blessing because IMO: 1) It's outdated, 2) She doesn't belong to anyone, 3) it's sexist. However, my big sister told me: " She might see this as a sign of respect ,or at least, a nice gesture,a way to include her parents.
So, I asked my FW for her opinion,she didn't want me to ask for their permission or blessing, but I know I would have "sucked it up" if it was important to her!
Ladies:Was/is it important to your FH/H because he comes from a traditional family?
Was/Is it important to you?
He didn't ask ... Were your parents offended/hurt?