Daddy is a term of endearment. This word signifies a special relationship between a father and child. Almost every little girl at one time or another envisioned having a daddy. A strong male to hold, to kiss and to just hear say “you’re daddy’s little girl and I will always love you.” But for millions of young girls, having a dad is just a fantasy. And for those of you who didn’t have a dad as a young girl, as you transition into womanhood, there becomes a constant need to fill this void with any male figure. Fatherless women sometimes date in the dark and often times focus on irrelevant factors such as a man’s physical traits and personality, instead of focusing on his character. Dr. Washington’s life lessons of growing up a fatherless daughter influenced this work you’re about to read. This book is an assessment of fatherless women pursuing love choices. She strongly believes dating choices are inextricably rooted to a woman’s relationship with her father. What Dr. Washington learned over the years is that certain negative patterns persist in relationships of fatherless women and these blueprints become the model that ultimately define your relationships. And in many instances, these patterns lead to undesirable outcomes such as break-up, marital separation or divorce. Case studies were collected from women for over two decades. A majority of the women interviewed were in unhealthy relationships and they were, “Dating Without A Daddy.” Dr. Washington’s analysis revealed fatherless women suffer from factors such as low self-esteem, fear of being alone and sexual promiscuity. She provides critical dating requirements such as being patient and having a sound mind. She explains “who’s wrong,” such as being in a relationship with a man who is untrustworthy or has questionable sexuality. Since a significant number of children are being raised without a father, she uses evidenced- based research to provide a profile of fatherless men and their common problems growing up without a dad. One significant problem for fatherless men is being commitment leery. These wounds are important for women to be aware of and identify because fatherless men make-up a significant population of the dating pool. She’s not suggesting that fatherless women should not date fatherless men. She just wants fatherless women to be aware of potential signs from men who haven’t healed from growing up without a dad. In addition to who’s wrong, she also examines “who’s right.” There’s a guide on how to date and what qualities to look for in a mate, for instance, examining his social network of family and friends. For women seeking a man who is religious, visiting his church home is a must. Some women don’t realize that dating is a fact finding expedition and it’s during the dating phase to uncover as much information as possible about any potential long-term partner. Dr. Washington encourages women to heal from being fatherless by providing tools such as writing a letter. Lastly, she provides a checklist of factors to identify during the dating process. Some of these factors include his management of finances, how he loves, his family history and how he communicates. Dr. Washington’s book, “Dating Without A Daddy,” is a must read for fatherless women pursuing romantic relationships.