Daddy Dat­ing Com­plex

Have you no­ticed some oddly fa­mil­iar traits about your boyfriend?

CLEO (Singapore) - - ADULTING -

Sure, the thought of dat­ing a ver­sion of your dad might make you want to puke. But if you can get over the gross fac­tor and think char­ac­ter traits, you might be sur­prised.

Dr. Linda Nielsen, a psy­chol­o­gist at Wake For­est Univer­sity, says, “Women who grow up with mean­ing­ful, com­fort­able re­la­tion­ships with their dads make bet­ter choices in who they date, sleep with, and marry."

It’s nat­u­ral that you would as­so­ciate how to ex­press love with your pri­mary care­givers. So whether your re­la­tion­ship with your dad is good or bad, if think­ing about what you like and don’t like helps you de­cide on the things you want most in a part­ner, that’s not a bad thing, right?

“[As we know,] teen girls some­times scan through [their par­ents’ so­cial me­dia] archives and go, ‘Why did you do that?’” – Ryan Reynolds knows he’s go­ing to be an em­bar­rass­ing dad

The In­ter­net lost it when an old photo of Se­lena Gomez’s par­ents sur­faced, as the re­sem­blance to the singer and her ex-boyfriend The Weeknd was un­canny. Se­lena Gomez @se­le­nagomez

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