Daddy Daughter Date

posted 2 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My dad has three girls.  He always took us on little dates.  We loved them.  To this day, we go to a black tie “Daddy Daughter Date Night” dance every year held at his club.  I’m 33.  It’s nice to spend time with my sisters and my dad.  

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

i don’t have children. But my dad and I have always had a difficult relationship.. So something like this would have been really great. It’s the little things that count when it comes to parenting. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I would have to guess that the vast majority of people calling him a pedofile are just trolls. I don’t understand how anyone could watch the video, understand it, and think there was anything wrong with it.

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s adorable – and I can’t see how anyone is saying it’s creepy – they have a kid-friendly meal on the back porch and go to the park. It’s a sweet way for a dad to spend time one-on-one with his daughter.

Post # 8
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616 posts
Busy bee

Cory_loves_this_girl:  Maybe it’s the whole calling it a “date” thing, which sort of ages children when they don’t need to be aged. Sort of reminds me of father-daughter purity balls, which also ick me out. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think callling it a daddy/daughter dates (and dances) is a little weird. Why do you need to romanticize spending quality time with your daughter? It sets up fathers to be the “ideal men” for their daughter which is beyond stressful for the father (pressure!) and who would want their daughter to end up with someone “just like him?” (creepy). It also further exacerbates purity culture and the whole “I loved her first” memes really skeeve me out too.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

princesslettuce14:  I agree.  I think what the guy did was sweet, but I think you don’t call it a date.  Date has a romantic connotation by nature.   My husband “dates” me, not my daughter or my step daughter.  Kids grow up soon enough.  I take my son out for one on one time a lot, but I don’t call it a date.  🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

stephncollins:  Yes, the whole daddy as prince charming thing bothers me.  We have a local movement called, “Her Knight.”  The dad takes the girl to a dance and he is her knight in shining armor.  The whole thing just sort of gives me the creeps.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Women’s relationships with men as adults are often based on the standards sete by the first relationship they ever had with a man, the one with their father. Pretty sure there is tons and tons backing that. Because of this it is so important IMO for fathers to set a standard for their little girls for how she should be treated on a date and what a date should be.

When I first moved in with my now fiance his little girl who was 4 at the time naturally struggled a bit with the transition. She used to being the only apple of daddy’s eye. So my fiance took it upon himself to schedule every single week a “date night” with her where she could pick the restaraunt/activity for them to do together, just them.

It didn’t take even a week for her to remember that Wednesday was her night with daddy and she would excitedly plan what she wanted to do, carefully pick out her outfit, and ask me for my opinion. It served as a wonderful way to bond with her dad, and myself unexpectedly! It was clearly something so special and important to her 🙂

Even still over two years later she will occassionally ask daddy for a date night.

I would MUCH rather my children get their first impression and standards for what a proper date is from their dad than from the television or friends at school.

I feel really sad for anyone saying that this is creepy and weird because they clearly difdn’t have a dad who did this for them growing up so they don’t know how special it is.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I think every dad, every parent, should find something to do to connect with their kid that shows an interest in them, even if its as simple as going to the park and enjoying time together. While my dad didn’t do “dates” like this per say, he would be silly with us and let us play tea party with him and things like that when we were little. As we got older, he seemed to always make sure that he treated his 3 kids as individuals who were important to him. When we go on family vacations, he and I are still the only ones who get up to rent bikes on the boardwalk at 7am… specifically our thing. He has things that he only does with my sister and brother and it just sort of turned out that way based on our interest and who we are (still can’t stand chess but he and my sister play for HOURS!).

I think the theatre of this videos a bit over-the-top but the message is a good message, and that’s find a way to spend time with your kids and invest interest in them! I don’t see it creepy but I do hope that this guy treats his wife just as good as he treats his daughter. Girls (and boys) need to see that their parents are in love and make time for each other too!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I don’t see the word “date” as being solely romantic. I have lunch dates with my friends, I have dinner dates with my mom, and so on. I think the word is used a lot outside of romantic contexts, so I see nothing wrong with calling it a daddy-daughter date. To me it more implies an outing between two people.

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