Do women purposefully make dating hard for guys as revenge for patriarchy?

Sometimes I talk with people about how it's harder for guys to date/get laid than girls. That's just a given. I'm not here to argue that because there have been social experiments measuring how many respondents men & women got when point blank asking for sex.

Now. Guys usually have to pay for most if not all of a date, be very careful how they conduct themselves, they have to wait till the girl is ready, there are dire consequences if he doesn't.

Sometimes I just hear the refutal "Well men have been oppressing women for thousands of years".

"But I'm not the same men as those ones"
"That's what Israeli occupiers say 'Oh but Arabs have been oppressing Jews for thousands of years prior'." etc

It's not a great rhetorical argument, but I guess it might shed some truth on where this chivalrous attitude stems from.

Is dating so hard for guys, because this is the consequence of the previous century when women were pretty much considered property, couldn't ask out guys, could be subject to violence or abuse, and usually expected to deal with it? Now that Western women have been empowered, do they expect this generation to overcompensate & pay for it, and frankly, give guys a hard time just because they want a girlfriend, or failing that, sex?

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Do women purposefully make dating hard for guys as revenge for patriarchy?
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