(Closed) Is your FI anything like your father?

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Bumble bee

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i don’t think they could be more different…very much opposite personalities! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My dad and Fiance couldn’t be more different – BUT – my Fiance reminds me SO much of my late grandfather. I love noticing the similarities. 🙂

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • 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
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Bee Keeper

They’re prolly more similar than I’d like to admit:

Stubborn
A bit jealous
Opinionated

BUT

Fiercely loyal
Artistic
Adoring

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!

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