In most cases, it is the woman in the relationship who is pursued, romanced, taken out on dates, given gifts, surprised, showered with love, etc. This is because social convention dictates that a man must go the extra mile to make the woman in his life happy. However, how many times do we see women making actual efforts when it comes to dating and the most basic things related to it? Don’t get my question? Here is some more context.
Women and men tend to experience the dating phase very differently. And this difference in experience was made very apparent in a thread on Reddit where men have been sharing what they don’t get to experience while dating which women tend to experience.
Several men took to the comments section to reveal the kind of dating experiences they’ve never had, which women usually do, and it is heartbreaking to see how the basic emotional needs of men are overlooked.
It is not often that men are the ones who get the gifts.
Receiving spontaneous messages.
Getting picked up by their girlfriends.
Getting hyped up by women.
That feeling of being genuinely loved.
Being given flowers! We never really pause and think that even men would like to be given some flowers.
To see some kind of effort being put in by the women.
Having someone who actually listens to their traumatic memories and not being asked to just ‘move on’.
Not a lot of men are allowed to express their emotions.
Being the ones who are taken out on a date.
Being allowed to have insecurities and flaws.
Having their emotions validated.
Having songs dedicated to them!
Being loved for who they are as a person.
Just plain and simple romance!
Having a woman cook a meal for them.
Knowing that their girl has their back.
Dear women, it’s time we start taking notes.