A gay man who is usually middle-aged (40-60+), who has a more dominant personality and doesn't mind providing monetary funds and/or protection and guidance to his mate/boyfriend. The term mostly implies that the man has a penchant for younger males, often in their late teens or in their twenties, but his mate doesn't have to be that much younger than him necessarily for the term to apply. The term also implies a dominant/submissive relationship where the older male is dominant and the younger male is submissive. The term is not to be confused with "sugar daddy," which implies a young mate being showered and lavished with gifts and money in exchange for a sexual, and possibly, romantic relationship; a gay daddy and his mate are most often romantically involved, and the main motivation for the younger male in the relationship isn't money or material items, but because he prefers older men due to their maturity or their attractiveness. However, a gay daddy often does provide money or material objects to the younger male due to having more means due to his age and experience and his role in the relationship.
Colin Firth's character in A Single Man could be considered an example of a "gay daddy."
by starsinthesunlight May 01, 2014