Your dad is adorkable. (But don’t tell him that.) Possibly an engineer, he’s much more at home tinkering around with his laptop than cheering at a stadium. He always helped you with your math homework, and is always on hand to ask you if your computer’s running OK. To make him feel needed, ask him to help you shop for a new external hard drive.
You got: Hippie Dad
Your dad survived the ’60s, but he might not remember them. (Which is also his favorite joke when someone asks him about the ’60s.) He might not have outgrown all his hippie habits, but that just means he’s got more love to give and never heard of things like “curfew” and “forcing you to go to law school.” Pretty rad for a dad!
You got: Old-School Dad
Your dad is an affectionate curmudgeon who’s happiest when left to his scotch and his recliner. He’s the strong and silent type whose idea of “feelings” is grumpy geniality. Fetch your dad the paper and his slippers: He’s earned them.
You got: Sports Dad
Going to sports games was a staple of your childhood, thanks to your dad, the ultimate fan. Whether it was Little League or rooting for the Cowboys, your dad could always be found glued to ESPN.com or the stats page of the paper. His idea of dressing up is a team T-shirt, and he always encouraged your competitive spirit.
You got: Bad Boy Dad
Your dad is the edgiest mofo around. Whether it’s riding his Harley or puffing on cigars, everyone knew your dad wasn’t to be messed with growing up. He taught you everything you know (about breaking the rules).
You got: Corporate Dad
Your dad’s working 9 to 5 (or more) and loves it. Math and negotiation are his strong suits — relaxing, not so much. He always pushed you to succeed and reminded you that while money isn’t everything, it IS, well, most things. This dad will always be around to help you manage your 401(k); treasure him.