My hetero life partner recently celebrated her one-month anniversary of liberation from a bad relationship. Now that she is back in the dating pool, we were discussing who is supposed to make the first move for a kiss at the end of a date. I began to ponder this because generally I am the one to go in for the smooch or ask for a number or a date. I guess it's because I know what I want so I just go after it. Aggressive much? Truth be told, I can't remember the last time a guy made the first move... it has been that long. Anyway, we got to talking about women's lib and how our quest for independence has changed the game when it comes to the rules of dating. I was just wondering what you guys thought of this. Has this fight for equality between men and women killed the idea of chivalry and romance? Is it now a level playing field? Do men prefer that women go in for the kill now? Or have we just scared you all to the point where you don't know what the hell to do? Do dates still happen or has it dissolved into simply hanging out and seeing where things go?
I happen to love the idea of a man asking me out on a real date. Of holding hands. Of making out instead of effing on the first date. Of being taken out to a nice dinner and a show. Of my date walking on the curb side of the street. Little gestures like this that I haven't had in YEARS. Oh.
Any feedback is much appreciated.