A majority of women have had more negative experiences than men while dating, according to a new research.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on October 2, 2022. It has since been updated.
Dating can be like walking through a minefield, especially for women. The pandemic made dating even more difficult. A survey published by Pew showed that men and women reported equal levels of dissatisfaction when dating, but women had more negative experiences when compared to men. A majority of the women who were single and looking to date said they experienced harassment from those they had been dating or had been on a date with, including being touched in a way that made them uncomfortable. Many reported rumors being spread about their sexual history.
Women are constantly having to deal with men who are misogynistic, condescending, rude and acting like petulant children. More and more women are now calling out men's toxic behavior online and some of the takedowns are truly majestic, like works of art. The subreddit r/FemaleDatingStrategy constantly gets submissions of these epic takedowns and here are 20 of the best ones we came across:
My aunt got a divorce and I asked how she felt and she said “I thought I had an anxiety disorder but it turns out it was just your uncle”— Amy Silverberg - Helium in Portland July 25 (@AmySilverberg) March 13, 2021
if lesbians can control themselves when girls are wearing revealing clothing but guys cant, maybe the problem isn’t the clothes— pixel! | 📌 (@ghvstbvr) June 16, 2020
i personally think cinderella should have lived a happy life with all her animal friends rather than settle for a man who had her try on a shoe because he didn’t recognize her without makeup— corri (@okiecorri) July 20, 2020
Something I heard a lot growing up: Girls, boys mature more slowly than you. Make allowances for them.— Lil Shayno from 97th (@_withawhy) September 20, 2018
Something I never heard: Boys, girls mature more rapidly than you. Look to them as examples of intelligence and leadership.
So one of the best (if not the best) thing about being gay is the ability to have close friendships with women. I’ve felt this my whole life. Girls at school knew I was no threat so we could be close. It’s the same now.— Patrick Strudwick (@PatrickStrud) March 11, 2021
But this is a result of male violence. It’s all horrifying.
39% of the children born to 15-year-old teen moms have fathers between the ages of 20-30, yet it's still teen moms who are regarded as the problem.— nationalblackwomensday (@blackwomensday) January 26, 2021