I started chatting to a guy who said he was english born but his father was american.He was working for the united nations as an orthapedic surgeon which I thought was a bit of a story but I went along with it.Once he gets over his denial that his baby is all grown up, the Overprotective Dad becomes convinced that her smiling at a boy, let alone kissing or dating, is half a step away from having sex and getting pregnant. It's not just a matter of My Girl Is Not a Slut (translated for the father/daughter dynamic); it's that he doesn't trust around her, and he's probably also displacing some angst about "losing" his little girl.

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This trope is especially common in stereotypes of the Deep South, where every sweet Georgia Peach has a very large (usually fat, hairy, and drunk) father in a white tank top that usually keeps a rifle or shotgun with him at all times. Ironically, if the father has a son, he may applaud or encourage him if he treats girls in the exact way he doesn't want other guys to treat his own daughter.

If Adults Are Useless, then he'll probably just be comic relief as he huffs and puffs ineffectually. Gender Flips are less common; i.e., fathers more concerned about the girls/women their sons date.

" On some occasions, it's obvious to everyone that the Overprotective Dad is merely using that as a (fairly weak) excuse to keep the suitor away from his baby girl. Depending on how this is played and how much you want to dissect it, this trope can carry all of the same problems as My Girl Is Not a Slut, and may imply that the woman in question is less an agent of her own destiny than her male relatives or, worse yet, that she's somehow their property.

In the rare event that he finds a suitor he can tolerate, he will still threaten the boy with dire consequences If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her.... The concept can also easily become even Squickier with a Pervert Dad.

This is because those perpetrators are afraid of being reported to the police or site manager of the dating site, and informed to other lured victims.

Perpetrators may want to persuade targets who notice their wrongdoings as "clever lady does not get angry, just laughs and forgets about the things".

by Catherine (Sheffield, UK) I am a widow and after just over two years my friends told me to try internet dating.

As I was in my 40's I thought I would join a site for over 40-plus dating which you pay a subscription for and I thought would be safe.

They pretend to be soldiers, working in Pakistan and also in jobs that will pull at your heart strings to make you fall for them as soon as possible.

Please take this warning and be very careful and forget about how you feel when you find out, and get them reported to whoever you can.

Otherwise, he may serve as a Parent Ex Machina to deliver the message that you Can't Get Away with Nuthin' and ground his daughter at some point. This is due to the breaking down of female-on-male abuse and cougars (i.e.