A few weeks ago, I spotted a cute guy as I was going about my day. He seemed to be lost in thought. Part of me wanted to find a way to subtly say hello, but at the risk of looking all-too creepy, I ultimately kept my mouth shut.
But it got me thinking: When it comes to potential relationships, should guys always take the lead? After all, that’s what girls are taught to believe from a young age. Guys are supposed to ask you on a date. Guys are supposed to ask you to “go steady” (do they even call it that nowadays?). Guys are supposed to say “I love you” first.
When women take the more active approach, guys, it seems, are caught off guard. I’ll admit that I’ve even found myself buying into these stereotypes on more than one occasion. It’s not necessarily that I believe in them, but the notion of gender roles has been so ingrained in me that it can be hard to change them. I’d like to think I’m the sort of girl who could make the first move, but I
I’d love to ask: Do you think guys should make the first move? Have you ever asked a guy out on a date? How did you do it? Did you ever feel awkward or uncomfortable being the one doing the asking? And guys, what do you think of girls making the first move? Let’s chat, friends! 🙂
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