Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, June 17th. It's traditionally a day where people celebrate the father in their lives, whether that be their actual dad, uncle, grandfather, and so on and so forth.
But does this also give gay men a reason to call their lover "daddy" on this national holiday (perhaps renaming it "National Daddy's Day"?) Furthermore, is it an excuse to celebrate it as well even though its technically designed for actual fathers and not a man(men) you are in a relationship/FWB situation with?
The term "daddy" has developed into so much more than a man's chronological age when it comes to them being put into this category. Recent studies have found that it is more of a state of mind, as well as other factors that include sexual positions, looks, and more.
Outside of that, can you actually celebrate Father's Day with a man (or men) you call daddy? HUD App, a casual dating app with an honest approach to online dating, recently conducted a survey of 1,000 users on their use of pet names – or nicknames given by people to those who they have sex with, in relation to this question.
This included a separate section strictly for men who identify as gay or bisexual. The first question they asked were "what do you think of people calling their partners daddy, papi, or papa?" The results were broken down into this:
- 34.7 percent said "I like it."
- 28.4 percent said "If my partner wanted to…"
- 28.4 percent said "No thanks, not my style."
- 8.4 percent said "Strictly in the bedroom."
The second question revolved around what pet name gay or bisexual men call their partner most often.
- 52.6 percent said "Babe."
- 29.5 percent said "I don't use pet names."
- 11.6 percent said "Boo or Bae."
- 2.1 percent said "Mommy, Momma or Mami."
- 2.1 percent also said "Daddy, Papa or Papi."
It's interesting that so many men agree with people calling their partners any form of the word "daddy" yet so little of us actually use it.
Do you plan on celebrating Father's Day with the "daddy" in your life?