Every Tuesday I'm bringing you a dating or relationship-related myth and I'll weigh in on the issue then turn the table to you guys. You can reply in the comments or on your own blog - but I want to hear your stories and what you think about the subject! Make sure you check back here on Tuesdays for more!
Myth #1: Can women make the first move?
The age old question: if a woman is interested, can she make a move on a man before he does? This seems like an issue that has no clear-cut answer. Doesn't it really depend on the people involved? Of course. But the myth is that women shouldn't be able to. Why? Because men like to be dominant in a relationship, or they can be intimidated by a woman making all the moves. But what's wrong with that? I think that if a woman is interested, she should be able to ask him out on a date, flirt, or call first. Is it really that big of a turn-off if the woman pursues?
Some men find it unattractive. But why can't we be interested in someone before they realize they are interested in us too? I think more men should be flattered that we would pursue them. But instead they see it as us taking a hit to their ego. But hey, it's a two-way street, boys!
In my opinion, a woman should be able to make the first move - no matter what. If you're interested, do what you think you should do! And if a man can't appreciate or respect that, then he's not the one for you!
What do you think? Should women be able to pursue men and make the first move? Have you ever been the instigator, and how did it go?
Check out the posts that inspired this series:Flirting is hard work!
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