You officially become just like your dad at this age

A new survey from OnePoll and Omaha Steaks found that Americans are becoming more and more like their fathers with every passing day. (Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash)

You start becoming your father at age 37, according to a new poll.

Not only that, but 68% of those surveyed said they feel more like their father with every passing year.

Thirty-seven percent said they take grilling very seriously because of their dad, while one in three (35%) said they get their handy skills from them.

Twenty-two percent mute commercials on TV because of their father, one in four grunts when getting off the couch now and another one in four said they fall asleep on the couch with the game on — just like dad.

With Father’s Day right around the bend, a new survey of 2,000 Americans with living fathers aimed to get some insights into our relationship with dad and how the pandemic may have shaken up how we relate to them.

Conducted by Omaha Steaks, results found three in four Americans said the COVID-19 pandemic has actually made them appreciate their fathers more.

With more time to talk, two in three said they’ve gotten to know their dads a lot more during the last few months.

As a result, respondents said they reach out to their dad on average six times a week, whether it’s a call, text, video call or an in-person visit.

The results also found that the Americans with living fathers surveyed plan on making this Father’s Day special for dear old dad.

So special, in fact, that the average survey respondent plans on shelling out close to $100 on a gift this year — while one in 10 said they plan on spending more than $200.

So what are we getting dad for the big day this year? The results showed that most Americans will be opting for a nice dinner and something expensive like a tech gadget or smartwatch.

Four in 10 will be getting their dad something practical they know they want, like socks or a tool kit.

But according to the poll, when respondents were asked what they think their dad actually wanted, their answer was simply a juicy steak and an ice-cold beer, with 71% saying a steak is the “perfect Father’s Day gift.”

“Father’s Day is simple, dads want steak,” said Todd Simon, Senior Vice President and Family Owner.

“Give dad an experience that’s guaranteed to please this Father’s Day. Not only is a package from Omaha Steaks an unforgettable gift, it’s the perfect way to gather together as a family to celebrate Father’s Day and give dad the opportunity to share his grilling knowledge.”

WHAT DOES DAD REALLY WANT FOR FATHER’S DAY?

  1. An ice-cold beer 36%
  2. Juicy steak dinner 35%
  3. Glass of whiskey 31%
  4. Phone call from his family 31%
  5. Peace and quiet 30%
  6. A physical expensive gift (tech, smart phone, etc) 26%
  7. Watch whatever he wants on TV 24%
  8. To be left alone 23%
  9. To sleep in 23%
  10. Sports back on TV 22%
  11. A cheaper practical gift (socks, tools, etc) 21%

TOP TRAITS WE GOT FROM OUR DAD

  • Take grilling very seriously 37%
  • Repair things instead of buy them new 35%
  • Get really into corny jokes 28%
  • Tell your kids to ask their mother 26%
  • Falling asleep on the couch with the game on 25%
  • Grunt when I get off the couch 25%
  • Mute commercials 22%
  • Love to mow the lawn 22%
  • Don’t like when people touch the thermostat 21%
  • Finish everyone else’s plate at a restaurant 18%

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