1. Only dating older men
Some women who lacked a father growing up may find themselves solely attracted to older men. These older men then become the “father-figure” in their lives, rather than a boyfriend. She looks to these men to care for and provide for her in order to feel a sense of security, which she lacked from her own father growing up.
While dating older men can potentially be a sign of a woman’s subconscious yearning for fatherly love, it’s important to note society has also conditioned women to seek out more established mates for the sake of financial and familial security so this dating preference shouldn’t be the only criteria for assuming a father complex.