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Dads who are in relationships: are your partners all mumsnetters?

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lilolilmanchester · 04/01/2008 23:38

Sorry if it's been asked before, but just intrigued as to whether any of you are the only MNetter in your household, and if so does your DW/DP know about it? Absolutely nothing sinister behind the request. Just a thought that crossed my mind.

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lilolilmanchester · 05/01/2008 12:00


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FlorenceFarkingNightingale · 05/01/2008 12:03

My DH is an MNer, though reads more than posts. I am also (obv) an MNer.

Christie · 05/01/2008 12:28

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FlorenceFarkingNightingale · 05/01/2008 13:25

Dd a bit brighter (yesterday was horrid), dh looks worse because it's all come out on his face, and he still feels all weak and achey, but I figure the worst bit has probably passed. Thanks for asking

lilolilmanchester · 05/01/2008 17:18

I was wondering more whether any of the Dads who posted on here had partners/wives who weren't MNetters. My DH for ever saying "what on earth do you spend so long on there for" and wondered whether any of the DNetters had same problem in reverse

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Hecate · 05/01/2008 17:43

I read loads of stuff out to dh, while he sits on the sofa nodding politely... does that make him a mumsnetter, or me a mumsnutter?

BigGitDad · 05/01/2008 23:03

yes, and it winds her up as I spend all my time (mostly) on the music titles thread.

DaDaDa · 05/01/2008 23:37

DW isn't a Mumsnetter. She knows that I post on here to get baby advice but doesn't really 'get' using internet forums for nonsensical banter with strangers. I think she gets more than enough of that from me. I sometimes read things out and she's the one nodding politely.

maximummummy · 06/01/2008 00:02

my dp is not a dadnetter but has often pissed himself laughing reading threads over my shoulder

there was one in particular about a woman who always farted while recieving oral sex which he particularly liked

UnquietDad · 06/01/2008 16:03

My DW is a bit like DaDaDa's DW then. She doesn't really "do" the Internet except for work and thinks forums are a bit sad!

Megan · 06/01/2008 16:15

I also read out lots to my dh. He seems to listen! Should test him shouldn't I???

lilolilmanchester · 06/01/2008 21:08

So, UnquietDad and DaDaDa, what got you into Mnet then? Again, just intrigued (given my DH not even interested in hearing what I ready out, let alone signing up himself)

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DaDaDa · 06/01/2008 21:21

I did the 'research' when DS was born, and had questions about breastfeeding, sleep etc. People were very kind in their replies.

Just stuck around after that. The format of Mumsnet is great; it's not fussy, very quick, very addictive. I still occasionally have serious questions to ask, and know that I will need advice in the future - but the 'mood' of the humour on here just suits me too. In that respect it's irrelevant that the people I'm talking too/reading are mostly women.

lilolilmanchester · 06/01/2008 21:43

Good on ya DaDaDa. Find it interesting when the Dads (rather than, vs as well as) the Mums are into MN (not being sexist at all, honestly)

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Gimli · 07/01/2008 00:28

My DW is. I joined after her, chiefly for advice and solace when DS (five weeks) is howling in the early hours while I'm "on duty".

EricScrooge · 07/01/2008 12:51

My DW isn't a member.

In fact - she takes the piss out of me if i mention it. (She thinks it's funny that i am gossiping with a bunch of women)

I don't go on when she is in the house anyway as i have a rule that i will never sit at the pc and do internet stuff unless it is for work or something nice like booking something.

Chatting to people on tinterweb whilst you have a 'real' person in the house seems wrong to me.

I thought she would have to eat her words when she was talking about these mooncup thingys and i said "Ha! - i know who to ask. They talk about them all the time"

She then thought i was even SADDER so my cunning plan didn't work.


Sciolist · 07/01/2008 12:52

All my partners are mumsnetters.

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