Well boys, we did it. We're officially a trend. Or so says New York Magazine. In their article "Rise of the 'Daddies': A New (and Sexy) Gay Niche", they explore the growing popularity surround the term "daddy" and the type of guys associated with it. But to all of us, who have been on this site for years or sought it out more recently, we know the myriad of joys that come with being (and being attracted to) daddies. Articles like these come and go, and if it gives more attention to the daddy crowd I'm all for it, but I just want to be clear that "the rise of the 'daddies'" 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 I'd venture to say it always will be. And I'm thankful for that.
This article does echo something this community and blog have 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 I'll call progress.
What do you think about the article? Is the daddy world one that's growing in popularity? And, just for ol' times sake, what is your definition of a daddy?