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Stereotypes Single Dads Are Tired Of Hearing 

Samantha Dillinger
Updated April 9, 2019 1.1k votes 132 voters 2.7k views 20 items

List Rules Single dads only: vote up the stereotypes and cliches you're sick of hearing from others.

Becoming a father brings on a certain amount of dad cliches. Many of them are fun: a sudden love of cheesy jokes, an inexplicable increase in "dad strength," and a deep and profound love of grilling. But there are also father stereotypes that are less fun, specifically when it comes to being a single dad. Many of these unfair stereotypes often include assuming the father isn't as equipped as a mother to raise kids, thinking dads are better at being their kid's friend than being their parent, or assuming some are destined to become deadbeat dads.

Single dads, vote up the stereotypes you're sick of hearing the most.

1
We don't handle the responsibilities of parenting as well as single moms.
2
Our kids need their moms more than they need us.
3
We don't deserve as much time with our kids as their mothers do.
4
We're deadbeat parents.
5
We aren't good nurturers.
6
We're clueless about cooking, housekeeping, and laundry.
7
We can't handle the pressure.
8
We don't need a support system.
9
If we're unmarried, we're harming our children by raising them as single dads.
10
We didn't choose to be single dads.
11
We'd rather live a bachelor's life.
12
We resent being single fathers.
13
We don't know how to express our feelings.
14
We're better at being our child's pal than parent.
15
We can't raise girls as well as a mother can.
16
We're not as effective at our jobs outside the home.
17
We're only good at raising older kids, not infants or toddlers.
18
We're all divorced or wealthy widowers.
19
If we're gay single dads, our kids need a female parenting figure.
20
We're just like Mr. Mom.