The problem with parents disapproving prospective friends/partners is that it only makes people dig their heels in. and that often leads to bad choices on their part.
I know, I made a bad. choice. Enough said.
Yes, I quickly learned that if I told my (then) teenage daughter that her latest boyfriend has disaster written all over him, suddenly (in her head), it became "love thwarted by rotten parent"...? and she got keener on them.
So, I used to say how lovely they all seemed, and she didn't bother with them for long.
When she met her future husband, I really liked him, thought he was perfect for her, but didn't dare say that, or I had visions of her walking away from him to be awkward, so I just made non-committal noises.
She's been married to that lovely man for 25 years now.?
With teenagers, it's about learning how their minds work lol