Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
They say that women marry men that remind them of their fathers.
One thing that Mr. Bee and my dad probably have in common is that they’re both huge on family. My dad is the biggest family man, and we went on a family trip pretty much once a month until I graduated high school. Mr. Bee is also very close to his family, which was one of the reasons I fell in love with him. He talked about his family a lot the first night we met. I hope to continue that frequent family trip tradition with our family (once we start one)!
But personality-wise, I think Mr. Bee and my dad are very different. Opposite even!
What about you? Is your FI anything like your father?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Only in that they both love sports and politics. When Mr. Bruschetta met the fam — Sister and BIL Bruschetta hadn’t gottent together yet — Daddy B was like an overexcited puppy dog. Finally, a guy to talk to about guy stuff! After 17 years!
Post # 4
Oh wow, actually, one of the things that first attracted me to boyfriend is how unlike my dad he is. We started dating during a really difficult and painful time for my family, and boyfriend was, and continues to be, so steady. Where my dad zooms around like a 4 year old boy in a 56 year old offensive lineman body (Happy! Frustrated! Cranky! Mad! Hungry! Happy!), boyfriend is so level about everything. He reminds me about my mom’s dad, who I’ve never seen get really outwardly angry.
They do share a love of road trips, history, the ability to not laugh at me when I make a random comment about the history of something we are driving past, Excel spreadsheets and baseball (never combine your engineer boyfriend, baseball statistics, Excel spreadsheet and your dad, trust me- you never make it down to the dock, they yap about numbers all morning!).
I think its easier for me to see ways they are different than similarities they share.
Post # 5
Probably more than I’d like to admit! They both computer geeks, both hate pees, same political views, like sports & nascar, cars,…..Hmmmm I’m thinking I’ll have to say yes!
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
In some ways they are similar but in other ways very different. However, both are very big on family as well. They both like to explore new places and always mix up words/names with strange things. Mr. Ducky is much more handy than my dad, although my dad tries. I think that is some ways they both have similar laid back dispositions.
Post # 7
my dad and fiance are very similar. Intellectual, love to tease, goofballs, hard-working, and not big on talking on the phone. One big difference though is my dad loves sports almost to the point of obsession. Fiance hates almost all sports, doesn’t watch anything, but will play soccer on occasion
even with all their similarities, they didn’t "click" as well as I’d hoped…maybe it’s because of the distance..or for the same reasons I don’t "click" with his mom (though he says we are quite similar!) We are so cliche. 🙂
Post # 8
Yes…they are so similar it’s funny! Between their mutual love of power tools, Lowe’s, Home Depot & "premium" beers…I have NEVER seen my dad (who is darling) get along SO well with any guy I’ve ever dated before. And they both have very similar personalities, easy-going, kind, with a goofy sense of humor. My mom & I almost have to drag them away from one another when we are headed home after a visit.
Post # 9
The funniest thing is how different I thought they were until this weekend. I was with my mom and put my boyfriend on speaker and she listened to the whole conversation. When we finished, she remarked how much he was like my dad. Just the way he reasoned things and different things that he thought were funny. I never realized it but I guess she is right!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
I think they are a lot a like. Mr. CC is a little politically charged, and so is my dad. And baseball and football are kings. Anyway, they get along great and that’s what’s important to me.
Post # 11
My Fi and dad are both hard workers who believe in putting family first, other than that, there isn’t too much in common. I think I am actually more like his mother. We have similar personalities. People say women marry guys like their dads, but I think my fi is marrying a girl like his mom.
Post # 12
i don’t think they could be more different…very much opposite personalities!
Post # 13
Only thing they really have in common is they are both foodies( as am I), it’s their sport of choice. Really he’s more like my mom , which is great because I am VERY much my fathers daughter. My dad and my mom make a great team , I can only hope we can do as well .
Post # 14
My dad and FI couldn’t be more different – BUT – my FI reminds me SO much of my late grandfather. I love noticing the similarities. 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2018 - The Rivers Club
My dad and my father in law are very very similar. So although Mr. P isn’t too much like my dad I can see why we’ve ended up together. My father told me recently he wishes he lived closer to us so he could spend more time with Mr. P’s dad. What am I, chopped liver? Oh well. 🙂
Post # 16
They’re prolly more similar than I’d like to admit:
A bit jealous
It was the first thing I noticed…I was like…holy crap…I’m dating my dad! I had a bit of an Oedipus moment and I freaked out. Then I thought "Hey, I like my dad. Why wouldn’t I want someone like him??" Now I’m totally cool with it!