Most Helpful Girls
Maybe women hold the power in the initial phase of attraction. Typically women are asked on dates or for their numbers, which may grant them some power to move the relationship forward. However, once that relationship is in motion, I feel that the men regain the power. It is usually the men who decide if the woman is someone they are willing to settle down with or not.
Most Helpful Guys
No, I don’t think it’s true. How can a woman hold all of the power in dating? If a woman has all of the power in dating, it’s because men GIVE them the power. An attractive woman has a ton of sway and influence over many men, because all the men want to do is have sex with her. That’s all it is. The more men want to have sex with a woman, the more power she has and the more she can get away with. I can only speak for myself but if I’m dating a woman, it’s mutual and the power isn’t vested solely in me or her. If she wants to have sex, I can refuse, if I want her to pay half for our dinner, she’ll have to pay half. Men give women the power, so men are the ones to blame.
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Not 100% and certainly it varies between women, but they generally are the heavyweights and it's hard to recognise your own power as a guy oftentimes -- and often what happens is the girl will just bail if she's not getting the outcome she would prefer. She will look for another opportunity elsewhere because she can afford to be picky with that level of power.
I think if guys everywhere stopped putting up with girls shit then you could make changes and that would be exercising your power as males, but it's a deep hole to get out of though. I think it would require a whole generation of men to essentially 'take one for the team' and in 20 years we will see positive change, but it's understandable that no guy wants to be the guy that makes that sacrifice, so you'll be hard-pressed convincing a generation to do it unless cultural circumstances make it an inevitability.
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