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Guide to Finding the Right Daddy Dom.

Updated: Apr 3

What is a Daddy Dom?

A Daddy Dom embodies the role of a paternal figure within a relationship, often displaying traits of protectiveness and firmness, while also exhibiting affection and understanding.

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Today's article is based on an interaction I recently had with a little within our group. They asked me several questions based on the fact I have previously been in a DDLG relationship. Whilst I was replying to the questions asked I decided to scrap today's scheduled article till next week "When BDSM isn't BDSM" and address the questions in the form of an article as others may find the information useful.

What a Little Should Seek in a Daddy Dom.

In a DDLG BDSM relationship, the Little should seek the following traits in a potential Daddy Dom:

Caring and Nurturing

A Daddy Dom should be genuinely caring and nurturing, understanding the Little's needs for protection and guidance.

Respect and Consent

Respect for boundaries and enthusiastic consent is crucial. A good Daddy Dom should prioritise open communication and seek mutual agreement on activities.


A Daddy Dom should take their responsibilities seriously, providing emotional support, guidance, and creating a safe environment for the Little.


Patience is essential in a Daddy Dom. They should understand that the Little might need time to open up and express their desires.

Understanding of the Dynamic

An understanding of the DDLG dynamic is crucial. The Daddy Dom should be aware of the role-play, the emotional needs, and the power exchange inherent in this relationship.


Empathy helps the Daddy Dom connect emotionally with the Little and understand their feelings and desires.

How a Little Can Vet a Potential Daddy Dom.

Vetting a potential Daddy Dom is crucial to ensure a safe and fulfilling relationship:

Open Communication

Engage in honest conversations about expectations, boundaries, and desires. A potential Daddy Dom should be willing to communicate openly and transparently.

Ask About Experience

Inquire about their experience in DDLG dynamics. Ask how they handle different aspects of the relationship and their understanding of the role.

Respect for Limits

Discuss hard and soft limits. A respectful Daddy Dom will prioritise your comfort and not pressure you into any activities you're uncomfortable with.


Observe their consistency in communication and actions. A genuine Daddy Dom will be consistent and reliable.


If possible, ask for references from others who have interacted with the potential Daddy Dom in the community.

Clear Indicators of a Genuine Daddy Dom

Indicators that a Daddy Dom is genuine and compatible with your needs:

Respectful Communication

A real Daddy Dom will communicate respectfully and avoid being overly demanding or dismissive.

Prioritises Emotional Well-being

A genuine Daddy Dom will focus on your emotional well-being and provide a safe space for you to express your feelings.

Values Consent

Consent should be a cornerstone of the relationship. A real Daddy Dom will prioritise your comfort and boundaries.

Encourages Independence

While providing guidance, a true Daddy Dom will encourage your personal growth and independence.

Acknowledges Role-play

A real Daddy Dom understands the role-play nature of the dynamic and doesn't confuse it with real parenting.

Supports Limits

They will respect and support your limits, both physical and emotional.

DDLG Relationships
DDLG Relationships

Pros of the DDLG Dynamic

Emotional Support

Many Littles appreciate the emotional support and nurturing provided by their Daddy Doms, which can create a strong sense of security.

Role-play and Fantasy

Engaging in role-play allows for creative exploration of fantasies and desires within a safe environment.

Clear Roles and Structure