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The top signs you’re becoming your father

Sixty-eight percent of those studied say they feel more like their father with every passing year.

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

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

Thirty-seven percent said they take grilling very seriously because of their dad, while over 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 grunt when getting off the couch now, and another one in four say they fall asleep on the couch with the game on, just like dad did.

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

Three in four Americans say the COVID-19 pandemic has actually made them appreciate their fathers more.

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

As a result, Americans with living dads say 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 a hundred dollars on a gift this year.

One in ten say 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 ten 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.”


  1. An ice-cold beer - 36%
  2. Juicy steak dinner - 35%
  3. Glass of whiskey31%
  4. Phone call from his family31%
  5. Peace and quiet - 30%
  6. A physical expensive gift (tech, smart phone, etc) - 26%
  7. Watch whatever he wants on TV24%
  8. To be left alone23%
  9. To sleep in23%
  10. Sports back on TV22%
  11. A cheaper practical gift (socks, tools, etc)21%


  • Take grilling very seriously - 37%
  • Repair things instead of buy them new - 35%
  • Get really into corny jokes28%
  • Tell your kids to ask their mother - 26%
  • Falling asleep on the couch with the game on25%
  • Grunt when I get off the couch - 25%
  • Mute commercials22%
  • Love to mow the lawn22%
  • Don’t like when people touch the thermostat - 21%
  • Finish everyone else’s plate at a restaurant - 18%

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