Reddit users share hilarious and harrowing stories of power plays by their girlfriend’s fathers
Dads are very protective of their daughters. Mostly because dads were dudes once too, and they remember what they were like when they were dating.
Which is why when some clown comes a-courting, dads put away the jokes and pull out the big guns. Not literally. But as you’ll see below, there are knives and nooses.
Thanks to Reddit, there is now a repository for all of the terrifying tactics fathers have used to make sure the young men dating their daughters know the score, which is basically:
GUYS DATING DAUGHTERS: Negative Infinity
Redditor ShartSalami (I’m just the messenger) started the trend by posing the question: “Guys of reddit, what did your girlfriends Dad do to establish dominance?”
He received over 11,000 responses.
If you have a date planned tonight or this weekend or anytime in the foreseeable future, I’d strongly advise against reading these. If you’re a dad, study up!
First up, The Lawnmower Dad.
Then, Dr. Giggles, who foregoes the typical dad joke in favor of a threat:
You think that surgeon is crazy? Get a load of this guy.
No words necessary here:
I’m not entirely sure some of these dads should have been allowed to even become dads:
A man of few words but a lot of intimidation:
This one is probably my favorite. Because who doesn’t need to know this information?
There was one clear winner to the “contest” and the best part is it took no intimidation at all on the dad’s part. He simply had to make his daughter’s boyfriend aware of his job.
His comment got 13,000 upvotes and spawned hundreds of comments. Because the Cold War may be over, but you break some girl’s heart and her dad will go nuclear.