21 Reasons Why Do Guys Like Being Called Daddy? (2024)

Have you ever wondered: why do guys like being called Daddy? This guide will reveal 21 reasons why this simple word means so much to men.

Why Do Guys Like Being Called Daddy
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In my role as a life coach, I am often helping clients understand how to connect better with the people closest to them.

That’s why I’m excited to share this guide with you. 

So, let’s dive in. 

Why Do Guys Like Being Called Daddy?

Here are 21 reasons why men like to be called Daddy by their girlfriends or wives. 

1. It’s A Term Of Endearment

A daughter usually loves her father, unless she’s suffering from a case of ‘daddy issues’. So, it makes sense that many guys would interpret Daddy as a term of endearment. The word Daddy shows you love him and that’s why he loves to hear it. 

2. It’s A Term Of Respect 

Men thrive off respect. Men can’t get enough respect. For a lot of men, respect is what they want more than anything else from their woman. Most daughters respect their father, and that’s why the word Daddy is seen as a term of respect also. 

3. It Makes Him Feel Powerful

There’s a clear difference in authority in this daddy/daughter dynamic. That’s why the word Daddy makes a lot of guys feel powerful. This is more important than being called handsome for most guys. It can be one hell of a male ego boost. 

4. He Likes To Take Care Of You 

Guys usually like to be seen as the carer/provider of the relationship. If he’s a loving person, he probably wants to be seen as a ‘father figure’ in that sense. It activates his ‘Hero Instinct’. The word Daddy symbolizes this for a lot of them when it leaves your lips. That’s why it’s so soothing for a man’s emotions. 

Related Content: 21 Ways To Unveil The Hero Instinct In Men

5. You’re Letting The Outside World Know That You’re His

If you call a guy Daddy in public, there’s no doubt she’s your significant other – unless you’re way older, then people might think she’s your daughter.

6. Men Like To Be Seen As A Leader

When a girl calls her man Daddy, it signifies that she sees him as the alpha male to lead her.

7. Men Like To Feel Dominant 

Masculine guys enjoy dominating their women and having them submit during sex. A girl’s submission can be a huge turn-on to a naturally dominant person.

The word ‘Daddy’ certainly suggests that you’re going to do submit to your Daddy dom during sex. Indeed, it’s only the dominant partner that would ever be called Daddy. 

8. It Makes Him Feel Like A First-Class Seducer

In his mind, you wouldn’t call just anyone Daddy. He may think that a nickname like this shows that you really like him.

9. It Makes Him Feel Like You’re The Only Man In Her Life 

If you’re calling this man Daddy, you’re most probably not calling other guys Daddy. In this new hook-up culture we live in, this can be a relief for a man’s feelings.

10. You’re Showing Your Vulnerability 

You need to be somewhat vulnerable to submit and call your partner Daddy – and most men appreciate vulnerability in their partner.

11. Men Like Youth

Men are biologically attracted to signs of youthful women. Those exploring the psychological factor involved suggest this is because it indicates fertility. Feel free to do your own research or ask a sex therapist for more information.

Anyway, calling a guy Daddy is a less than subtle attempt to behave like a younger woman. Maybe you’ll feel young when you do it! Try it and prepare for a youthful surge to fire through your body.  

12. Men Like Purity

There’s a certain innocence implied when a woman calls her man Daddy. This turns a lot of guys on.

13. It Encourages The ‘Naughty Girl’ Dynamic In The Bedroom 

A lot of guys get off on sexual punishment of their naughty partner. Calling a man Daddy is somewhat of an invitation for him to introduce that dynamic during sex. Of course, a man’s participation in such acts should be agreed upon by both of you first. 

14. It Makes Him Feel Manly   

Daddy is a masculine nickname. It’s more masculine than being called ‘cute’. It’s more masculine than being called ‘ honey’, ‘teddy bear’ or ‘petal’. 

15. It Makes Him Feel Like An Experienced Lover 

This can give him the confidence to teach you a lesson and show off his know-how during sex.

16. They’ve Heard It In Pop Culture 

The term Daddy is being used a lot more in pop culture nowadays. He’s probably heard quite a few people say it’s a cool and sexy thing to be called Daddy – and that might be enough to make him like it.

17. They’ve Heard It In Adult Movies

In such cases, the “Daddy” would most likely have been muscular well-endowed dominant men, giving some woman the best sex of her lifetime. Now, he gets to experience that sexual fantasy in real life and fulfil your sexual appetite the same way that guy in the spicy movie did. 

18. He Can Boast About It To His Friends

If being called Daddy makes him feel good, you can bet he’ll be bragging to his friends about it. Once he sees them, that secret nickname won’t be a secret anymore.

19. He Can Feel Like He’s Got One Over Your Father

The relationship between a guy and his father-in-law can be tense at the best of times. At the worst of times, it can be incredibly intimidating. In such situations, being called Daddy by you can feel like getting one over on him.  

20. Pet Names Are Cute At The Best Of Times

Even super-masculine guys can melt when their special nickname leaves their woman’s lips.  

21. When They Hear It, They Think Of You 

The word Daddy is being used more frequently in mainstream media. When he hears it, he’ll think of only you, his special woman. That’ll surely put a smile on his face every time. 

Any Questions About Why Guys Like To Be Called Daddy?

Thanks for reading my guide about why men like to be called Daddy.

If you have any comments to make on the moniker “Daddy” and what it means to you, please write them below. 

Ladies, do you call your boyfriend or husband Daddy? Does it drive your man crazy? Do you call any other men Daddy? I’d love to know if a girl loves it as much as a guy.    

Guys, how do you feel when your girlfriend or wife calls you Daddy, Big Daddy or something similar?

I’d be fascinated to hear your comments.

About The Author

Bijan Kholghi is a certified life coach with the Milton Erickson Institute Heidelberg (Germany). He helps clients and couples reach breakthroughs in their lives by changing subconscious patterns. His solution-oriented approach is based on Systemic- and Hypnotherapy.