I think some do, but I would hesitate to say "most." If I had to choose, I'd say my own husband is probably the most like my uncle, who has one of the only stable marriages I've known since childhood, has been an excellent father to his children, and has always been firm and instructive but never abusive. In my own case, my father taught me what NOT to look for in a man because, frankly, he came across to me as juvenile and spineless (yes, even as a young child I saw this), and his own relationships -- both with my mother, my stepmother, and numerous girlfriends since -- have all been disastrous. In other words, it definitely depends on the quality of father, the quality of the relationship with the daughter, and also the daughter's own independence, confidence, and knowledge of what a relationship would be like. If a daughter is extremely insecure and has a low self-esteem, I can see where she might end up with someone who is just like her abusive, neglectful, or otherwise very undesirable father. This might also happen if the daughter has, despite any shortcomings on the father's side, admired him and ends up with someone like him before learning better, as I did with my first husband.