Welcome to the very first Debunking Social Norms, where I do my best to debunk and overthrow old social doctrines and show that some social taboos are, in fact, perfectly acceptable. In this week's Take, I am going to debunk the belief that guys do not want girls to ask them out.
Looking around society, you don't see many instances of girls asking out guys. Very rarely do you see instances like the picture above. Being a guy myself, I have never been asked out by a woman. I, and many men like me, would agree: this constant of being the hunters in search of a good relationship is tiresome. Sometimes, we just want to go out to a bar looking really good, have some girl pump drinks into us, and take us back to her apartment. Sometimes, we want that nervous girl who has always crushed on us but was too chicken to ask to muster up the courage and ask us awkwardly to go out to the movies.
Need convincing? Just take a look at the responses to polls from questions asked on this site!
While some guys are traditional, and it is perfectly fine that they'd rather be the one to aske a girl out, it is by far more acceptable to ask a guy out than I think many women realize.
Thank you for taking the time to read my Take. I hope that this Take gave you some insight into the reality of social standards. With another one debunked, we are hopefully less confused by this complex society we live in, and are more capable of seeing each other eye to eye. If you have any ideas for another social standard you want to understand better or have debunked, then post it in the comments, or send me a message. I plan on doing one Take per week on this.