If you asked any of mouse's girlfriends what they most want in their relationships, the number one answer is probably romance. Daddy isn't romantic. Like at all. He's practical.
He doesn't bring flowers, he'll arrange to have mouse's car serviced. He takes care of things. When something breaks, if it's important, he'll fix it or arrange replacement. If there's an emergency, he'll be there. That's what's most important to mouse. He's quietly dependable and a bit predictable.
His touch sends a shiver down mouse's spine. There are times mouse longs for it, his touch.
While he's not romantic Daddy is very demonstrative. He's not afriad of expressing affection or withholding it when he's displeased. It used to scare mouse when he'd withdraw his affection for a period of time, not so much anymore. It takes time for mouse to return to his favor, but it's NEVER very long. Eventually, he'll explain it -- that's why he hopes the demerits and clear expectations work out for us.
That's could be something else many of mouse's girlfriends wish they had, clear expectations of what's expected -- that might go on both sides. It seems at least to mouse things in their relationships are much more fluid and probably volatile than ours. Things are much, much more calm here, and comfort knowing what we're supposed to be doing.