I Don't Understand.......I've never really met my father - he left when my Mum was pregnant with my brother, who is 14 months older than me so I have no memories at all. (I'm 31 now)
I know his name and I know where he lives yet I have no desire at all to get in contact with him. I can't understand people who say their life is incomplete without their Dad in it. How can it be if you've never met him?! You can't miss what you've never had.
In the past I have looked him up on social network sites, along with his older children (not my Mum's kids, obv) out of curiosity but having found him on Friend's Reunited I don't even have an inkling of temptation to contact him. I see these talk shows with people getting all emotional because they're looking for their father and just can't understand the hysteria.
I did go through a phase of looking at men in the street and wondering... are you my Dad? But again this is only curiosity and if I did meet him I can't see me bursting into tears and flinging my arms around him like you see on TV. A simple Hello would suffice for me.
I don't think I'd even get particularly tearful if I learned that he'd died. Disappointed maybe that I'd no longer have the option to meet him, even if I will never act on it.
Does anyone else feel like this, or am I a freak? :)