You also should know that it's the same problem "that many girls are shy and won't ask you out because they don't want to get turned down." But logically speaking, no party should expect that one gender should ALWAYS and only ALWAYS ask out other, just simply who has more guts that one asks out (if no one has courage in their pants then... well, no date for both). I don't really expect to be always asked out by a man, actually I have asked a guy out once, but I only needed to mention something about a meet up and it literally escalated quickly, I was lucky that I wasn't turned down.
I don't. I don't have the patience, when you really like someone, you can't possibly risk losing time and the possibility that might be there. Besides, there's never anything to lose, you just move on and find someone better :)
Lets say we're dealing with women who are a 5+. These women are approached all the time by men offering this and that. The reality of it is, they don't need to make any moves... good or bad.. this is the hand they are dealt.
Does a guy "always" have to ask the girl out? No but just like anything in life, if you want something you're going to have to go get it or else someone else will.
Well it does not have to be but its an expectation. Kind of a self fulfilling prophecy if you wish. That said I do support both men and women taking the initiative of asking each other out since if no one does anything then nothing will happen.
Why it happened this way? Mostly cultural and religious reasons. For a long time women has had to rely on men to set them up for marriage and this is just an extension or continued evolution from that.
Because the males of any species are the hunters, sex-wise. First come, first serve. While some girls are more assertive than others, girls want guys to come up to them. It shows interest. Girls are more mental in a sense of how they communicate and interact with others. While guys are more physical. So a lot is going through a girl's head when a guy is approaching them.