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Giving Daddies A Bad Name?

In our never-ending quest to understand how other people define the term Daddy, we bring you this interesting article "The fastest-growing 'sugar baby' UK universities revealed... but at what cost", which takes a look at the "sugar baby" culture on UK campuses. All signs point to the economy and the ridiculous amount of debt college kids go off into the real world with as to why there's been an uptick in young people, in this case women, looking for generous older men, Sugar Daddies, willing to pay them for their time.

Sugar Daddies have been around for as long as anyone can remember, gay or straight, but since the advent of the internet, facilitating these arrangements has become easier than ever. We are sometimes asked if the Daddyhunt community is about connecting guys with Sugar Daddies. The answer is NO, and we make a point of proactively removing users seeking financial arrangements from the Daddyhunt community.

But what we are wondering is, given the placement of this article in the mainstream media, do you think it further perpetuates the most common association with the word Daddy, that it has to be a sugary arrangement? As a community that celebrates Daddies and their admirers, whether they be a pauper or a prince, we’re of the mindset that the stigma surrounding Daddies and intergenerational relationships stems from this belief. It’s a misguided notion that the only reason why a younger man would want to be with an older man is because it’s transactional. As many of us on Daddyhunt can attest to, nothing could be further from the truth. #ExperienceMatters

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Can't Get No...Motivation

You'd think with the official start of Spring being just around the corner, motivation to get an exercise regime together might come naturally. The pressure starts to mount from all angles when shirtless fun is on the horizon. Whether you go to the gym to maintain a healthy lifestyle, vanity, or genuine enjoyment, it can get kind of stale at times. Recently, some of us on the Daddyhunt Team have been trying to be a bit more active outside of the gym, as in, building some "real world" strength that's actually applicable and, dare we say, fun! The gym plateau we all reach is commonplace, which is why a supplemental activity seems like the best chance of shaking things up. In an effort to give us all the "get up and go" we might need, we've gathered some potentially fun suggestions to keep things interesting.

  • Join an Intramural Gay Sports Group

    What if playing sports with a group of guys could actually be fun? Not only are gay sports leagues a great way of keeping in shape and to a schedule, they're also a great way to make new friends (and who knows, even meet your future significant other).

  • Grab A Partner

    Statistics show that having a workout partner in tow increases your chances of reaching your fitness goals. While actually making sure you each get to the gym is an obvious benefit, there's nothing like having a friend there to give you a spot and encouraging you to push yourself even further. You may also find that in trying to keep up with each other, developing a healthy dose of competition can keep you performing at peak levels. What's more, having a date at the gym, with a new beau or significant other, can keep things sexy in and out of the gym. Especially when it's time to hit the showers and burn even more calories with some post-workout sexcersizing.

  • Find Someone to Kick Your Ass

    It may not be for everybody, but sometimes you need someone to get in your face and subsequently force you to the ground. Finding a local exercise boot camp or program may seem like a scary idea at first, but the results are nothing but. Making a commitment to meet before (or after) work with a group of peers and have a drill sergeant push you to your limits will whip you into shape in no time. Just look at all those sexy military recruits. If it works for them, it'll certainly work for you. There are similar, albeit slightly less intense programs, like CrossFit, which has locations around the world and garner the same sexy results. CrossFit gyms are great for all levels of experience. And while they can vary depending on which gym you go to, the classes your own gym has to offer can be a great way to spice things up from time to time and get some different muscles in the mix.

  • The Great Outdoors

    When the weather begins to warm up, shirts tend to come off. That should be motivation enough to take a stroll, run, bike, blade, or skip around your local park and see what the rest of the guys are up to be they straight or gay. And if you're able, switching up your commute via bike or walking can be another great way to make getting fit a part of your daily routine (and save you some money in the process).

Got any other great motivators or suggestions for getting back with the healthy? Get those finger working and type hard below!

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Daddy Dealbreakers

We've all got 'em. Whether it's ear hair or baby talk, dealbreakers have become a necessary part of navigating the world of dating. But when should they come into play? Maybe you have friends that date with Seinfeldian levels of dealbreakers and run at the first sign of something they don't like. But everyone deserves a fair chance and even things that we think we have a hardline on can shift when you get to know someone. The question becomes: When you do have a hardline, and you're having a good time with someone, when is the right time to bring up potential roadblocks?

Honesty is great and severely needed in any stage of a relationship, but in many cases timing is key. By definition, a dealbreaker requires calling the whole thing off. But it's never really that simple. For instance, what if the supposed dealbreaker is something that can be tweaked, changed, or brought to their attention? We're not advocating trying to change someone, because in most cases you will fail, but what if communicating your position could make them rethink their behavior? In some cases, the relationship may be more important than what's breaking the deal. We ask all these questions because there are times when being confident and swift in the choices you make can you help you cut out some of the bullshit inherent to dating. It can also make us miss out on something truly life changing when we're quick to judge and decide (especially in the world of online dating). At the end of the day, which should win out?

It seems to boil down to having an open heart and mind or being strong-willed and focused. The former can leave you vulnerable and susceptible to hurt and the latter closed off for the sake of self-preservation. Finding a balance between the two seems like our best bet, even if it's hard to come by.

When it comes to dating what are some of your dealbreakers? And if so, what have your experience with them taught you?

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Forget the "Year of the Daddy"...Daddy is here to stay!

Well, guys, we did it. We're officially a trend. Or so says, the New York Times. In their December 2018 article, “Year of the Daddy”, they explored the growing popularity surrounding the term "Daddy" and the type of guys associated with it.

But to all of us, who have been apart of the Daddyhunt community for years or sought it out more recently, we know the joys that come with being a Daddy and being attracted to Daddies. Articles like these come and go, and if it gives more attention to the Daddy crowd we’re all for it, but we just want to be clear that "Year of the Daddy” is not a new and growing trend. And more importantly, it's not something that's going anywhere either. It's always been a part of our community and we’d venture to say it always will be. And we are thankful for that.

This article does echo something we’ve been pointing out for years, which is that "Daddy" can mean any number of things depending on who you talk to. So, if this article makes someone feel more secure with the moniker or allow them to really own who they are, then that's what we call progress.

And, just for ol' times sake, what is your definition of a Daddy?

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