She will contact her dad every day- On the phone, via text or she may even pop around his house just to catch up on the day's events. You will be baffled by how much they have to talk about after only 24 hours.
She'll always laugh at his jokes- Even the sad, dad jokes. They know how to make each other laugh- heartily. You'll never be able to make her giggle that hard with your attempts- don't take it personally. They have years of practice.
She won't tolerate you badmouthing him- So don't even try- he's the first man she ever loved- you can't undo that with words.
She loves it when you get along- If she can leave you in a room with him to talk about manly stuff and have a beer together while she goes off with her mum- you're a keeper.
She may ask for his advice before yours- If she goes to him about a job interview, finances, or for relationship advice, it's because he's always been her sounding board. She's not trying to push you out- he's been her confidant since she was little and it's a hard habit to break.
She finds it hard to see his faults- Even if he has glaringly obvious ones- she sees him through rose tinted glasses and laughs it off when he's being unreasonable.
They will have stories- Many of which they will have told you before- but humour them and let them tell it another time because it gives them so much joy to do so.
They have joint passions- If it's film, sports, food, TV or books- they will have something that always makes it into conversation and they will get all excited when the subject arises. If you share the same passion- join in- if you don't- expect them to gang up on you to try and change your mind.
She's picked you because you remind her of him- If you're her special someone, it's because you have similar attributes to her father. Kindness, patience, thoughtfulness- whatever it may be, like it or not you have something in common.
She hopes you'll be just as good a father as he's been to her- If you have a little girl she secretly hopes that you and your daughter will have the same closeness as she does with her own father.
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