I was lucky enough to be the second daughter in my family. Do you know what that translates into for a girl? Second best. I am sorry to say it, but rarely does a woman shine in a guy’s eyes more than his first prodigy, his first “love.” Daddy’s girl.

That poses problems not just for women of daddies who favored the chosen one which wasn’t her, but especially for the guys who put up with the chosen’s nonsense for a lifetime. If you date a daddy’s girl, beware. It is going to be a bumpy ride.

10 signs you are dating a daddy’s girl

Daddy’s girls don’t get that they aren’t the center of the universe. Since their father is such an adoring fan, they think every man in their world thinks they are just as awesome. Self-absorbed and highly inflated, they demand everyone treat them just like the princess that daddy told them they are.

#1 She still calls her dad daddy, at 3 or 50. There comes a time when a girl stops calling her daddy, daddy. Usually before puberty. Daddy is a term of endearment, sure, but it is usually reserved for the daddy’s girl who has no reality about what a daughter/father relationship is.

#2 She calls him before she calls you. You will never be as smart, worldly, or intelligent as the big man in her eyes. If there is something she has a question about or needs clarification on, it doesn’t matter if you are the leading specialist in the world on the subject, she still defers to dear old daddy.

#3 She cares more about what he thinks than you do. If you catch her cheating or doing something wrong, she will be more worried about you telling her dad or him finding out, than what you think or feel about it.

#4 She can’t be pleased. A daddy’s girl can’t ever be pleased. They are used to getting everything they want and then some. Surprises are standard, overspending is the norm, and there isn’t a want that hasn’t been given to her. That leads to always looking for happiness from the outside.

#5 She is used to being spoiled. She has always gotten everything she wants. Whether it is all of your time, all of your money, or anything really, she not only expects it, she certainly won’t ever appreciate it.

#6 She holds her breath for what she wants. Like a two-year-old, if she doesn’t get what she wants, she carries on, makes it a huge deal, loses her shit, or just stops talking to you. There is no behavior too infantile or unacceptable for a daddy’s girl. She gets what she wants at all costs.

#7 She thinks everything she does is adorable. Talking in her baby voice, rubbing up against you, or calling you stupid nicknames might not be cute to you, but she thinks everything she does is absolutely adorable because to daddy it always has been.

#8 All eyes on me. A daddy’s girl likes being the center of attention, and if she doesn’t hold the prominent space, she does whatever she can to get it. Hitting on your best friend or entering the wet t-shirt contest, it makes no difference. She does what she must to be adored by everyone around her to feed the internal beast.

#9 Her daddy always outdoes you. Whatever you do and whoever you are will never be as great as the man, the legend, daddy.

#10 Her daddy always has the final say. You might say “no,” so guess what, she goes and asks daddy. We all know what he is going to say. If you don’t want the house or the car that she does, it won’t matter, if daddy says “yes” it is on.

 

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