A Canadian mum recently shared a Facebook post detailing how her husband takes their young daughter out for date nights once a month. He helps her pick out a dress and treats her to cake or ice-cream.


"Tonight was there [sic] first night doing it. He helped her pick out a dress for her to wear, got a little purse ready for her, held the door open for her, and made her feel like a princess," says Caitlin Fladagar.

And this dad's not the only one who does it - in fact, we've read quite a few stories of dad-daughter dates (usually coming from the US).

While in part it's about dads getting to spend one-on-one time with their little girls, it's also, they often say, about showing a girl how she should be treated by a man when she gets older and goes on real, romantic dates.


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Here at MFM HQ we're a bit torn on these stories. We can see they're a nice thing to do. Of course, it's lovely for a dad to devote some quality time to his daughter.

And there's nothing wrong with showing a girl what standards of behaviour she should expect from a boyfriend or future partner (though we're not sure that necessarily means buying them flowers or helping them pick out a dress??).

That said, we do wonder if it's a bit odd, maybe just because they're called 'dates' - usually a term reserved for a romantic night out.

What do you think?

What do you think of daddy-daughter dates? Maybe your partner does them with your little girl? Tell us in the comments below or over on Facebook

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Tara BreathnachContent Editor and Social Media Producer

Tara is mum to 1 daughter, Bodhi Rae, and has worked as Content Editor and Social Media Producer at MadeForMums since 2015