when a girl has a messed up relationship with her dad. usually the fathers fault. either he left or is acting like a total bitch.

as a result the girl might be attracted to older men, or men with anger issues if her father was an angry man, and sometimes will stay in an abusive relationship because it would just feel like home. if he left, don’t ever blame yourself for him leaving. he just missed the best thing that he could have ever have.
person 1: yeah dude my dads fucked up, he left me for money/drugs/alcohol/a younger woman. and now I’m attracted to older men.
person 2: I’m sorry dude that must’ve been hard.

person 1: yeah I have to go to therapy

person 2: well you already know that you have daddy issues so that’s a start
by Yali jacobi September 10, 2020
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when a girl or boy grew up without a father's conditional love, has to figure out what to do by themselves and sees their mom struggling to pay bills or even mental health. views all men as "leavers", might have a hard time loving others since their dad didn't.
Kaia: "My father bought me a car for my 16th birthday! What did you get, Taylor?"
Taylor: "Nothing but daddy issues."
by thelovelyincel October 14, 2020
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The result of a messed up relationship with one's father, or having an absent father. Results in younger women chasing older men and even seeking mistreatment in some cases.
I was dating a 24 year old when I was 38 but I didn't try to dress young. I was just a major alcoholic and she was the daughter of an alcoholic and had major daddy issues.

Once I sobered up she lost interest and I got creeped the fuck out thinking about the psychology of it all.
by Chaotichamster April 5, 2017
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stems from someone having a poor or non existent relationship with their father. their father may be abusive, neglectful, or absent. in some cases they may be present and treat their child well enough, but may not be very attached emotionally. people with daddy issues can end up being attracted or attached emotionally to older men, men who remind them of their father, or men that have qualities they would want in a father.
Sylvia: My dad was never around for me.
Juliet: And my dad was a sack of shit.
Adam: Daddy issues seem to be prevalent in this friend group. Cheers to that
by nomegaverse October 15, 2021
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the result of having a messed up or non existent relationship with your father causing you to be attracted to older men
Abigail has daddy issues , that’s why she’s in love with a 39 year old .
by josephmorganswife516 July 24, 2020
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(noun)

when someone has a bad/non-existent relationship with their father or when someone has no good father figure in their life. Most common in afab/women, but can occur to any gender. Can be caused by an abusive father, a dead father, a father with anger issues, an emotionally unavailable father, etc. Someone with daddy issues might be more attracted to toxic/older men, or men that remind them of their father.

Could also be referring to the song "Daddy Issues" by The Neighbourhood.
Lilith: Ugh oml tell me why Aizawa, Hawks, and Dabi are so hot like omfg

Amanda: Girl I think you just have daddy issues-

Lilith: Oop- Anyways

Amanda: Bitch when was the last time you talked to your dad

Lilith: Bitch idk ummm 6 years ago

Amanda: Girl just go to therapy at this point
by cheezy_fucc December 4, 2020
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Whenever a female has a fucked up relationship with her father, or absence of a father figure during her childhood, it tends to spill into any adult relationship they embark on, usually to the chagrin of any poor male in their life.
Geez, I come home one minute late and my old lady wants me to sleep on the couch. She has some serious daddy issues.
by xzybit January 14, 2005
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