In this day and age, feminist women are more and more common. Sure they might be all about girl power and women's rights, but they still date!
There's many misconceptions and stereotypes when it comes to feminism, but don't let that steer you away from dating a feminist girl! Below are 10 tips for dating a feminist woman.
Don't just talk to her, engage in conversation with her. Let her thoughts and views be heard and try not to offend her or judge her. Respect her right to an opinion and she'll do the same.
2. Your Relationship With Other Women
How you treat a female waiter, your relationship with your sister or your mother, and how you treated your ex are all cues and things she will pay attention to.
3. The Bill
She won't automatically assume that you've got the bill, but you should at least offer. And if anything, you'll guys at least "go Dutch" and split the bill. And paying for her meal doesn't mean she owes you anything or that there should be strings attached.
4. Fighting Her Battles
Don't feel the need to step in and fight her battles. She can stand on her own, if she needs you; she will tag you in.
5. Don't Try To Control Or Own Her
Just like you she doesn't want to be interrogated. Don't ask her 21 questions or try to control her.
6. She's A Boss
Just because she goes for what she wants or is assertive and determined that doesn't make her a "bitch," she's a boss!
7. Miss Independent
You won't have to do everything for her. Yeah she will need you, but she can take care of herself.
8. Sexist Jokes
Don't automatically ask her, "So do you hate men?" Sexist jokes are a definite no no! You'll either have to give them up or say them when she's not around, but she better not find out!
9. Support Her Dreams And Goals
If she is a feminist she will have likely had goals and dreams before you came along. Take interest in her career and dreams and encourage and support her. Better yet, be a power couple.
10. Still Be A Gentleman
There's nothing wrong with opening her door, but don't be surprised when she opens it herself or is just as courteous to you.
Remember, just because she is a feminist that does not mean she is from another planet. At the end of the day, she just wants to be treated as an equal with respect and understanding. You should be treating everyone with respect and understanding anyways!