My dad has always said he's glad he had daughters because he wouldn't know what to teach a son. He's not a football guy, he doesn't like to fish, and I don't think he's ever seen NASCAR. But I know he would've risen to the occasion, because he's an awesome dad — the kind of dad who actually deserves that "World's Best Dad!" mug I bought him with my allowance once. Here's one thing he could've taught a potential son: Dating advice from dad. He would've nailed it.
He's given me lots of advice over the years, ranging from the practical ("Don't move in with someone unless you're really ready") to the philosophical (while crying over a breakup: "Do you miss your ex or do you just miss being in a relationship?"). And I can only imagine that he'd have even more advice to give a son.
Because no matter who your dad is, he must have some kind of experience with relationships. And that leads to him having opinions, stories that start with "back in my day," and advice. Lots of advice.
I asked nine guys for the best dating advice they've received from their dads, because (1) dads are wise, and (2) why should they keep that wisdom all to themselves? Here's what they said.
— Xander, 26
— Adam, 26
— Ross, 22
— Billy, 26
— Daniel, 30
— Joe, 24
— Irving, 27
— Mohammed, 23
— Lewis, 24
Honestly, Lewis's dad is right — we'll all be fine.
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