Gay Daddy & Bear Blog: Age Appropriate

The DH Team
April 9, 2019
Category: Relationships

Gay culture, not unlike other cultures, is often perceived to be all about stereotypes. This is never truer than in any of the 'named' cultures (Bear, Leather, S&M, etc.). The ‘Daddy/hunter’ community is no different. As a Daddy who spends a lot of time, much too much time, I have to admit, online chatting, I get frustrated when I hear perfectly attractive hunters bemoaning the fact they can’t find a Daddy to date because they aren’t (insert stereotypical requirement here): young, slender, smooth, tall, athletic, etc.

Really, guys, Daddies don't all expect, require, or desire the same things. All you need to do is spend 5 minutes perusing the Daddyhunt profiles to see that, just like Daddies exist in all different shapes and sizes, Daddies have every different kind of taste and interest imaginable. You can find profiles of Daddies looking for girlie guys, masculine guys, tall guys, short guys, hairy guys, smooth guys, and on and on and on.

Some Daddies seem to prefer only younger, smoother, etc., but not all. Not every Daddy lives up to the presumed stereotype. Not all Daddies spend their entire lives chronically in search of some 'perfect' guy who meets some idealized, unrealistic standard. Okay, I admit, Daddies do tend to prefer that the guys they desire find older guys appealing, but then, who of us doesn’t want to be thought of as sexy? I know THIS DADDY certainly does! Not all Daddies have some unreasonable expectation that any guy they pursue be both perfect and static (i.e. always looking young and hot, etc.).

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M & P Melbourne
April 3, 2019
Category: Relationships

We have been paying DaddyHunt customers for about eight months. After an absence of around four years we returned to DH, as the national app we’d previously been paying through the nose for, had proven an expensive waste of time.

As a committed, longtime male couple seeking a significant younger other, optimistically we became paying “supporters” of DaddyHunt.com, trusting in its advertising that there are young men in our country who are genuinely interested in a variety of older men.

This may indeed be the case. Even so, at the same time, we wondered whether other people had considered a sizeable number of young gay men (in any country) would be grateful to DaddyHunt for legitimising their ambiguous search for security; just as many older men would be grateful for having validated their “right” to re-connect with youth? All this begged the question where does reality end, and fantasy begin? After all, isn’t the idea of a successful younger and older union a patriarchal wet dream, proselytised by Hollywood over the past century?

In our view, if love is to exist between younger and older men, and be meaningful today, there needs to be a connection. In an age of disposable, disingenuous social media, this may be easier said than done. Which is to say the connection is not something facilitated by dashing-off five-word sentences in haste, messaged once a fortnight. And nor is it assured by either man singularly dedicating himself to produce what the media has insisted is a priceless, “marketable body”.

For inter-generational relationships to...

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March 21, 2019
Category: Site News
Daddyhunt 3.0 Is Almost Here!

Almost 5 years have passed since we launched the first version of the Daddyhunt mobile app. Thank you to all of our wonderful members and supporters who have helped make this the largest and fastest growing site for Daddies and their admirers. It has been an amazing ride and we are very proud of the attitude-free and healthy community we have created together.

Over the years, we’ve heard lots of suggestions (and warranted complaints) from our members on how to improve the site and mobile app. Well, we are proud to say that we have been working hard to build a brand-new version of Daddyhunt that incorporates many of the great suggestions members have made.

Our new platform will feature a host of new and improved features for members and special functionality just for our Supporters. There will be new tools to stay connected to your friends and new features that will make it easier than ever to meet other hot men. There will also be a brand-new design for both the website and mobile app operating on the best and current technology. All in all, we are very excited about the new site and app and hope you will be too.

The first phase of the re-launch has been submitted to the app stores for review and approval. Assuming all goes well, we'll let you know soon when we'll transition to Daddyhunt 3.0. Slowly over the course of 2019, we will continue rolling out additional new features and functionality based on feedback and input from our users.

Thanks again for all your patience and continued support and please check back here for the...

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March 21, 2019
Category: Dating

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" https://sports.yahoo.com/half-million-uk-students-turning-sugar-daddy-we..., 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...

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March 14, 2019
Category: Health

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...

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March 11, 2019
Category: Site News

We need to reboot our servers on March 12, 2019. As a result, both the mobile app and website will be offline from 2AM to 2:30AM EST on 3/12/2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

March 5, 2019
Category: Relationships

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...

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February 16, 2019
Category: Gay Culture

Well, guys, we did it. We're officially a trend. Or so says, the New York Times. In their December 2018 article, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/style/daddy-dads-of-2018.html?smid=ny..., 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?

The DH Team
November 6, 2018
Category: Site News
Vote 2018!

The crucial U.S. midterm elections are upon us. For all of our U.S. based Daddyhunt members, Daddy wants to remind you to get out and vote today! Your voice & your vote matters.

DH Team
August 17, 2018
Category: Site News

For users using the Daddyhunt mobile app on Android devices, the current version of the app is incompatible with Android 9. Unfortunately, due to technical limitations, we cannot address this issue in the current app. It will, however, be resolved when we release the next generation of the Daddyhunt App. Our apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for being a Daddyhunt user.

In the interim, Android 9 users can still access the web version of Daddyhunt.

For additional questions, please contact our Customer Support at support@daddyhunt.com