Note – Though this post was first published in 2012, it has been updated multiple times, most recently in May, 2018.
Ah, Dads. Fathers. Papas. More often than not seen as the bad cop in the good cop/bad cop mother-father relationship. The one you were most fearful of as a child but the one you most wanted to make proud. Or was that just me? Oh-kay then, leaving personal issues aside, it can’t be denied that the expected role of Dads has changed enormously over the last 20 years or so. Media and brands encourage fathers to be the ‘complete’ man; one that is actively involved in the upbringing of the children rather than a periphery figure – and, like mothers, a parent that needs to be celebrated.
Whether or not Dads appreciate Father’s Day as much as Mums appreciate Mother’s Day is something I’m sure I’ll find out in the years to come. Luckily for me though, I have a Dad who hasn’t heard of this “social nonsense” and a sister who lets me sign my name in the card she bought for Father’s Day. However, if we were to draw conclusions based on social media (which we like to do, here at Unmetric), it’s quite clear that sons and daughters want to take the opportunity of Father’s Day to say thanks to their Dad or at least let all your friends know that you love your Dad.
Just like in our Mother’s Day analysis, we looked through our database to find the most engaging Father’s Day Facebook posts. The list below is comprised of the 30 most engaging Father’s Day Facebook posts from 2012 to 2017.
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