7 Signs You’re a Daddy’s Girl

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Various theories in psychology suggest that a father-daughter relationship is a very significant one. Apparently, daughters are closer to their fathers than their mothers. Typically, this relationship is one of dependency, where for the most part, the daughter depends on her dad for security and success.

The term “daddy’s girl” is used in popular culture to refer to a woman who’s comfortably dependent on her father no matter how old she gets. It’s often meant to imply that the girl hasn’t faced many hardships in life because her dad kept her well-protected.

Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is subjective and depends on your perspective. On one hand, feeling safe and protected lets you dream big and achieve more. On the other hand, being self-sufficient and independent gives you wisdom and experience. 

Either way, it’s important for daughters to evaluate the nature of their relationship with their fathers. This video will describe seven signs you’re a daddy’s girl.


He’s pampered you all your life.

Has anyone ever told you that your dad spoils you? Maybe you’ve grown up receiving lovely gifts and luxuries because your dad wanted you to feel special. 

Loving fathers who provide praise, support, and unconditional love give their daughters the gift of confidence and high self-esteem. Daughters who have these traits grow into happy, and successful adults.


You can’t spend the holidays without meeting him.

No matter how busy your life is, do you always manage to make time to see your dad for birthdays and special occasions? Is he at the top of your list for holiday plans?

You probably feel like something is missing if you don’t get a chance to meet your old man for important festivals. Maybe you feel the same way for your entire family, but a daddy’s girl misses her pops more than anyone else.


He offers to help you even when you don’t need it.

Does your dad frequently offer to get things done to make it easier for you? For example, he might offer you rides even though you can take a cab, assistance to get your work assignments done, or his company for chores you can do on your own.

It doesn’t matter if you turn him down every time, he’ll still keep reminding you that his services are always available for you.


You prefer dating men who take good care of you.

Most daddy’s girls look for partners who can provide them with the same level of care as their dads if not more. So, if your father is wealthy and influential, you might look for someone powerful to replace him.

Similarly, if your dad has always been emotionally supportive, you’ll look for a compassionate and understanding significant other to look after you.


You’re incredibly ambitious even when it’s impractical.

Daddy’s girls grow up being showered in compliments. As a result, you develop a very positive self-image and all the confidence in the world. It allows you to dream big.

Consequently, you don’t hesitate to make elaborate plans for the future even if they seem a bit unrealistic. You’re confident that you can get it done, and if not, daddy can always help you get there. 


You still get him to pay for things you can’t afford.

It’s understandable when daughters who are minors expect their dad to pay for all their needs and desires. However, if you’re in your twenties or older and you still count on your dad to pay for expensive things, you’re clearly a daddy’s girl.

The degree can vary. Some women expect their fathers to pay for their food and shelter while others only call daddy for bills beyond their budget.


He’s the first person you call when you’re in trouble.

Whenever life gives you lemons, do you ask your daddy to make the lemonade? A big part of the reason why daddy’s girls are so confident is that they have a safety net. No matter what happens, daddy will rescue them.

Perhaps you call him to ask for solutions or just because you need him to hear you rant. Either way, if going to him is your coping mechanism even in adulthood, you’re likely daddy’s little girl.

Were you able to relate to the things we described here? Do you think you or someone you know might be a daddy’s girl? Let us know in the comments if you found this video helpful.

A link for further reading and the studies & references used in the making of this video are mentioned in the description below.

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