Is the expression, you marry your dad true?

posted 3 years ago in Family
  • poll: Is your fiance/husband just like your dad? (pick more than one)
    They have the same personality. : (70 votes)
    10 %
    They have share some personal traits. : (275 votes)
    38 %
    They are EXACT opposites of each other. : (96 votes)
    13 %
    They could pass for family. : (19 votes)
    3 %
    They look kinda similar. : (69 votes)
    10 %
    They look NOTHING alike. (different races, etc,) : (187 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think this goes both ways.  My dad was a controlling, mean man.  I married someone who is the opposite of him in every way.

    Post # 4
    1472 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have a good relationship with my dad and DH is like him in a lot of ways, but I think I specifically sought out someone with some very different personality traits, too. My dad is very hot-tempered and in-your-face when he is upset. DH is super even-tempered and kind, and even when we disagree, he is kind and respectful. I don’t think I could do Dad Round 2 in that area… I also didn’t want my kids to have to deal with that.

    But in a lot of other ways, DH is very similar to my dad.

    Post # 5
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    My dad and FI are nothing like each other. My dad was really quiet and reserved and FI is more outgoing and very silly. Looks-wise my father was a big burly black dude and FI is a willowy, long-haired white dude. 

    Post # 6
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @engleman10513:  true for me!  FI and Dad look similar and have all similar interests.  When FI first started pursuing me, I told him no way in hell would it happen because he basically was my dad lol.  Obviously, he won me over  ;P  But they get along great, and my dad’s an awesome guy, so why not?

    Post # 7
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My FI and dad share certain traits I didnt even realize until they were together. Its all positive traits though and my FI always says I am just like my dad so I guess I cant complain hahaha My dad is super stubborn and  a very intelligent doctor but lacks the ability to hold back on people when he feels he knows more/better and those are two things my FI thankfully does NOT have. But both of those men love a good corny joke or terrible pun! Hahaha 

    Post # 8
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    haha this made me laugh!  My dad and SO are nothing alike and look nothing alike.  I love them both but ver different 🙂

    Post # 9
    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve thought about this a lot…I have a great relationship with my dad as well as my stepdad, and I’ve often noticed little things about my FI that resemble both of them!  Lol.  He doesn’t look like either of them, so that part isn’t quite true for me, but personality wise there are a lot of similarities.  Not in super obvious ways though, so it’s not too weird for me!

    Post # 10
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Man…my dad and husband went to the same college, studied the same major, work at the same company and they look fairly similar, too.  I guess it’s true for me O__o

    Then again their personalities are fairly different and my dad drinks whereas my DH absolutely does not.  But they both love me lots 🙂 That’s not a bad thing to have from two people.

    Post # 11
    2893 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    my husband has some of the same qualities that my dad has (and they’re not exactly the good ones). i didn’t see the similarities until after we got married and were no longer in a long distance relationship. sometimes i’ll tell my husband that he sounds just like my dad and he knows it’s not a compliment, so he tries to adjust his attitude.

    Post # 13
    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I sure hope not! My dad was a physically abusive drug/booze addict.  My FI is nothing like him in any way, shape or form. 

    Post # 14
    39 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My dad is very stubborn and won’t even acknowledge opinions that differ from his own (no matter how ridiculous they might be, and they usually are). He has a very short fuse and sort of a Napoleon complex. Luckily, FH has none of those traits. The only thing they seem to have in common is that they both love whiskey 🙂

    Post # 15
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My dad and I are exactly alike, and my DH is just like my mom. So we definitely recreated my parents’ marriage, even though DH is nothing like my dad Tongue Out

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