I think it's harder for women (especially today with current popular culture) because we seem to have to prove ourselves to men. We're rated according to how hot we are. It feels as though men are in power and we're here to fulfill his fantasy (with songs like "all I want for my birthday is a big booty ho"). Whereas with men it's not as bad, the image of male hotness isn't perpetuated as much. This is just my opinion, I want to know what other people think.
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LOL you think men don't have to prove themselves?
If a guy doesn't make the first move, he won't get a girlfriend. Period. If a girl doesn't make the first move, she almost certainly will get a boyfriend. In that sense it's harder for guys surely.
However, when the relationship gets serious, it probably is harder for women, because in my experience women get emotionally attached more easily and want commitment/marriage/babies more than men do.
When it comes to looks, I think unless you're totally ugly, it's easier being a girl than a guy. Make-up does wonders. Women have boobs, which always attract men. What is the male equivalent of boobs? There isn't one. Also most people seem to think that the ideal male body is muscular, the sort of body you can't get unless you work out rigorously. I think when it comes to female bodies, there isn't necessarily just one ideal. I think women carry fat better than men do.
Also men are expected to pay for things lol. And sex is more of a challenge for men because they have to learn how to delay ejaculation, and female orgasms are more complex and more difficult to achieve/understand than male orgasms. Also a woman has more control over fertility than a man does: if she gets pregnant, she can choose to keep the baby (and get money from the father) or to abort.5
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