It's just so disappointing when you go out on a date expecting to have a good time, but it just doesn't go the way you want it to.
We live in an age where men and women contribute equally to run a home, and gender equality plays a lot of importance in today's time, which is good, but it's also something that can go sour in a matter of minutes. Basically, in the past, women were always expected to take care of household chores while the man of the house would go out to get things done and earn an income. Women were encouraged to stay at home and start a family, and not really work or pursue their career. They weren't given a choice back then. Thankfully, over the years, that's been changing and we're now in a place where there are women who have successful careers and men who are willing to take the back seat at times. Isn't that what gender equality really means?
According to Relationship Rules, both men and women are contributing quite a lot to the society, thus proving they don't always have to stay in the same place and do the same things they were initially deemed fit to do. There are more women in jobs, breaking records set by men. thus proving that women can do everything men can, sometimes even better than them. With the empowerment that accompanies them, it is true that they can't really get a decent love life because of the stereotypes. While it's true that cisgender heterosexual women are moving forward career-wise, it is possible that many of them are not as lucky with finding fulfilling romantic relationships. Most of the time, this is because men don't live up to their expectations.
There are several women who have a successful career. Success and compassion are attractive. But while women are raised to be more attuned to be intelligent and compassionate, most men are literally handed everything in their lives - including an attitude that does not befit romantic interactions in a respectful way. A 22-year-old undergraduate named Natasha Hooper is one of the many women who'd rather stay single than go out with the wrong man. She claims she prepares for a date before she goes on one, and even preps a list of topics that could act as a conversation starter. She simply believes this is much better than spending hours in front of the mirror getting ready for her date.
Natasha recalls a date she went on, with an older man. Having prepared a list of topics, she chose one and thought she'd talk about that, but when she brought up the topic, it seemed to intimidate him, as he had no idea of the topic she chose to talk about and he tried to steer the conversation towards tv and sports, and needless to say, Natasha wasn't really happy with the way things turned out to be.
It's safe to say that at that particular moment, she realized how hard it was going to be to find the right man. She opens up about her experiences by saying, “I’m not claiming to be Albert Einstein, but I can’t seem to meet a man I find intellectually stimulating.” Natasha goes on to say, “Men may claim to want educated women, but don’t know how to deal with those they meet and some say they’re intimidated by me.”
In the UK alone, there are around 30,000 more women than men who are beginning degree courses in the country, and this is reflected in their career as well. Women aged between 22 and 29 are documented to earn over $1,000 more per year than their male counterparts. Unsurprisingly, this has created a gap between men and women. It's been said that women who are career-oriented want to wait before they start a family because their career's more important, but in reality, it's because they're unable to find good men.
Also, a growing number of women have been found to freeze their eggs because they've been unable to find a perfect man. A Yale University report suggested that fewer men are entering higher education, resulting in highly educated women who are struggling to find their romantic match, according to Independent. "There is a major gap - they are literally missing men. There are not enough college graduates for them. In simple terms, this is about an oversupply of educated women," said the author of the study Marcia Ihorn, a Professor of Anthropology at Yale.
Professor Geeta Nargund, medical director of a Fertility clinic in the UK said, "it is something to celebrate that more women are going to university and getting educated but, at the same time, when it comes to starting a family it seems there is now a societal problem. Women tell us frequently that they are freezing their eggs because the men they meet feel threatened by their success and so are unwilling to commit to starting a family together."