I'm a woman who was raised by a single father, without a mother in the picture. The only three guys I've ever tried to date considered this a huge red flag, and considered the fact that I'm very close to my dad to be a problem. Is this just bad luck, or is it a normal thing for guys to think that a woman without a mother figure is a problem?
The problem is the kind of men you're dating. Red flags that indicate you might be abusive, have a history of cheating, etc are reasonable concerns. But assumptions about you because you are close with your father? Prehistoric psudeo psychology.
How old are you?
Their attitude is silly and immature. Most likely their concern is dad being very protective. He knows how guys think. Single moms were never young men, he was so he's more formidable.
girls are like "i'm a wimmen" at fucking 12
They don't want to have to be your dad, and maybe they're detecting something that says that's what you want. Check your signals and make sure you don't want to fuck your dad. Unless you want to fuck your dad. Then you'll figure something out.
Men have red flags for a reason, so it's not like they're seeing a mirage.
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It's the men you're dating because my buds and I wouldn't care about that. Perhaps, it's more understandable that they think oh you had no mother figure so that means you can't do motherly things like cook, clean, care, etc. However, that's not something most guys would think about. Lack of a father figure for men and women is a red flag. Try seeing other men because 3 isn't enough to make the conclusion you're making or maybe there are other factors we don't know about.
I'd say it's just bad luck, or you've just happened to date really weird guys. My dad completely raised me too, and I haven't seen this problem as much. One guy has said shit like I only want to date or fuck my father, but I'm pretty sure he was just trying to rationalize that our relationship not working out was completely my fault and not his.
What have these guys actually said to you about it? They couldn't have all just used that as a reason and ran away, right?
First of all, a salute to your father for taking on that role and evidently doing a pretty good job with it.
I would say that if a guy thinks that's a red flag, he's waving a red flag of his own - one of assumptions, generalizations, prejudices, insecurities or just ignornace.