(Closed) Is your FI anything like your dad?

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

my dad and husband get along fantastically–they email back and forth a lot, and when we go to restaurants they order the same things and share (which is super important bc they’re huuuuge foodies, my hubby’s hobby is a cooking blog and he’d love to be in the restaurant industry). they’re both really caring and generous men with good senses of humor, and they’re both passionate about similar social and political views. i love that they get along so well–i’m really close to my parents, so the fact that he is too is huge for me.

but then they’re really different in a lot of ways. my dad was a huuuuge nerd and is a workaholic in an academic kind of job that never ends at the end of the day, whereas hubby’s job is more of a day job (see above passion for food–his salary comes from a totally different career) and he was more of a partier when he was younger. hubby is hugely into sports but my dad really couldn’t care less. physically they’re different too–my dad is tall and lean, and hubby’s an inch taller than me and rounder. my dad briefly had a beard in the 70s as a hippie-wannabe, whereas my hubby’s been rocking a beard for the past 4 years or so

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Fiance and I fit this bill so much – he is JUST like my dad (not in looks, but in personality/temperment), and I am a lot like his mom (just not so severe).

It makes me laugh, but I don’t mind, because I love my father to bits, and I know that if we can be half as happy as my parents I’ll be good ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

no even close!~ they are opposites…

Post # 50
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1384 posts
Bumble bee

I have ZERO relationship with my real father so I don’t know, as well as my mother has been married 3 times so I haven’t had just one father figure.

However, I will say that there are definite similarities to my SO and my grandpa who HAS been there all this time. For example? My grandpa has a big ol’ beard and a beer gut, and I could never date a clean shaven, scrawny guy. It just doesn’t feel right when you hug them. My SO has had a beard for the last 5 years and is 6′ 220 lbs. My grandpa is quiet, gentle, and very loving; and my SO is all of these things.

I definitely think that we women model our SO’s after the men in our lives who have been there for us – neighbor, brother, father, cousin, uncle, grandpa, etc. Not just dear ol’ dad.

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

NO, my Fiance and dad are nothing alike, they barely get along LOL.

But my Fiance did find a girl like his mom, we are ALOT alike it is freaky sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 52
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

They look and act very differently, and have different interests, but they’re both pretty good dudes, so they have that in common. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Fiance and my dad look ZERO alike…but they are sooooo similar.  It doesn’t mind me one bit.  I can’t imagine a daughter being closer to her dad than I am.  He’s the greatest man I’ve ever known… that Fiance shares so many of his wonderful qualities only makes me love Fiance more.

And now that they are so close, they love to gang up on me.  Oh goodness!! Haha.

Post # 54
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Sugar bee

Nothing like my bio-dad, everything like my step-father who I consider my dad.

Tall, similar interests, similar skills and talents, schooling, career path, caring, successful, thoughtful and “mindless” at the same time.  

In fact, the more I think about it… its kinda creepy ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Not in looks at all, but he is very like my dad in temperament. He is always the voice of reason and calm. Super smart, not particularly handy, loves books and reading, can be described by anyone as the nicest man they know. Yep-that sounds like my Fiance and my Dad.

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh, NO.  My father was verbally and physically abusive.  The only thing I can see in common is they have the strangest soft spots emotionally.

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hell no! I found the one man in this world that’s the exact opposite of my father and I couldn’t be happier about it! Laughing

Post # 59
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1007 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Nope!  Not at all… I’m not close to my father.

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

No thank GOD!

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Absolutely not, but he is similiar to my grandfather (who was practically my father)!  It’s so funny.  I absolutely love it.

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