Girls dating guys like their fathers
Viktor is, as many internet commentators have pointed out, looking…. Specifically, he looks a lot like the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump.Avoiding for a minute just how creepy it is that Donald Trump could be someone’s son-in-law, a lot of people are musing that perhaps the old adage is true: perhaps women really do tend to end up with men like their fathers.Let me just state here that I think this line of thought is kind of unfair to poor old Viktor.Sure, he could have picked a different coloured tie to wear.We’re both with men who are exactly like Mum.” Everything clicked. She had never been righter about anything in her life. How I’ll be out with Gavin and he’ll say “do you have your keys?I think of how I’m able to switch on for company, and how, the minute I get tired of their presence, I make strong, ungracious hints for them to leave. ” and I’ll say “No, because you have keys” and he will get mad at me for being so wilfully, arrogantly disorganised. How, when there’s something really wrong with me, my friend Ella will get frustrated and say “are we going to run up at this from five different angles, with five different jokes, before you tell me what’s up? I think most women assume they’ll turn into their mums when they get older, and while I love my mum, I just don’t see it happening: she’s too together, too good at too many things.
You'll have more questions than answers, more regret than jubilation.
Our father, meanwhile, is a kind of 67-year-old Peter Pan.
He has the kind of camp self-regard that you usually only get on elderly drag queens, and it allows him to move through the world without much of a plan or a system.
It’s part of the creepy rhetoric that society has established around the father-daughter relationship, specifically that all fathers and daughters are secretly dating, or at least want to.
A friend who is close with her father – as in, they go-on-holidays-together close – is routinely asked whether she’s a “daddy’s girl”. “I just like my dad.” My sister and I have discussed this topic every time there’s a new study or feature about how such-and-such percentage of women end up with men like their fathers, namely because neither of us have.