Have you ever been called ‘daddy’ by a boyfriend, partner, or hookup, guys? If so, how did you react? Did you like it? And more importantly, how did you respond or call him back?
Perhaps you’ve been called ‘daddy’ too often that you don’t get surprised or feel awkward anymore when someone calls you this, unlike this guy who brought this matter on Reddit to ask readers for advice. He said, and we quote:
So, I have been seeing this guy, and from time to time, when we are texting or talking, he calls me daddy, and I have no idea how I am supposed to answer back. I normally answer like I didn’t hear it. 😅
I am kind of asocial, and sometimes, I don’t know how to communicate appropriately with others. I feel weird calling him baby since I only call that whoever is my partner.
Edit: I want to clarify. I personally don’t like or dislike it. It just confuses me because I don’t know what to actually say. And calling him “son” or any variation makes me feel uncomfortable.
One reader replied, “I call them ‘daddy’ back. There are no rules that say two daddies can’t date 😉 I’m a vers switch though. So, boy is also a possible answer.”
Another guy said, “If it makes you uncomfortable I’d ask that he not do that. I personally am not a fan of daddy/son or anything like that.” He added, “I’m not saying it’s bad or wrong but I think sometimes people do it because it’s sort of a trope that is hot.”
Further, one guy suggested, “I like to say ‘boy.’ But ‘boy’ can be problematic in certain situations. Just ask them ‘what do you want to be called?’ It really depends on the dynamic.”
Meanwhile, one guy explained:
You are not obligated to react to that on any level at all! How about you just accept the fact he sees a daddy side of you and let it be? I even called one of my bosses ‘daddy’ sometimes. He’s a heterosexual married man and I was constantly flirting with him (of course in a very sophisticated and creative way) for fun, even his wife enjoyed it…
People don’t say this because they expect something in return, but to express themselves.
Lastly, a man replied that for him, the term ‘daddy’ is nothing but a kind of cute pet name or some sort of a term of endearment that varies depending on his mood. He said, “These names have no other meaning to me than to be affectionate, I can call the same person daddy, baby, boy, honey, dick face, cum dump, slut, love, depending on how I’m feeling in that moment.” He added, “And I don’t mind being called any of that.”
Anyway, the term ‘daddy’ reportedly refers to “an attractive (usually dominant, often older, often masculine) person OR a dominant partner who provides discipline, caregiving, and/or mentorship in a BDSM context.”
There you go, guys! When a gay man calls you daddy, “it means that he finds you attractive and wants to have a sexual relationship with you.” However, it can also “be seen as a compliment or an insult, depending on the context and your relationship with the person,” according to this article.
Having said all that, what about you, guys? Do you love being called ‘daddy?’ Or maybe you’re the one who loves calling your significant other or hookup ‘daddy?’ Why or why not? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below!