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Do you think it’s important to challenge typical gender roles in dating?

Gender roles are those expectations held by members of a given regarding how their genders should act, speak, dress, and so on. Examples include:

1. Men are expected to ask a woman out while women are expected to wait to be asked out.

2. Men are expected to plan the date, including the venue and time while women are not expected to. Women’s input to date planning is reduced to accepting and advising on the date plan.

3. Men are expected to take control during sex while women are expected to lose control to the man.

4. If you’re short or skinny and happen to be a man, your male appeal to a woman reduces.

5. If you’re flat-chested or have a flat bum and happen to be a woman, your female appeal to a man reduces.

6. The man is expected to keep the relationship exciting by taking her out while the woman is not expected to take a man out.

7. If you are a straight guy and groom yourself to near polished perfection, which may include wearing female cologne or deodorant, and/or makeup, you are a lesser man, or even mistaken for a gay man.

8. If you’re a straight girl and hardly shave your legs, do manicure, pedicure, and nails polishing, you’re a lesser woman.

10. If a woman has slept with more than 20 guys she is less than a girlfriend or marriage material, but if a man did it he is not looked down as much as the woman.

11. If you’re broke and happen to be a man, your social standing and appeal to the woman is reduced while if you’re a woman and broke, the effect on your social standing and appeal to the man is not reduced by the same measure.

12. Women are not expected to be sexually forthcoming while men are expected to be.

13. Women are not expected to foot the bill on a date while men are expected to foot the bill.
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