HI Neil! Thanks so much for reading and for your thoughtful comments!
I get what you mean - when I think about it conceptually and remove myself from the equation, I can understand the power dynamics being a kink people are into. I just can't personally remove the whole fatherly symbolism - maybe that's my own limitation...but I'm okay with it.
I ended the date...which was also a first. I might write about that part at some point too. It was awkward, but necessary. We had never discussed kinks and he clearly read me wrong to request I be "his little girl..." that's just SO not me. The next day he apologized and said he got carried away and drank too much - so there's that...ha!