Australian dating culture
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Modern dating is a mindfield. It doesn't feel particularly feminist or woke to ask questions like 'Why hasn't he texted back yet?
The truth is, in a world where we all date via Tinder, a lot of that old school ideology about relationships is just that: It's outdated and not really relevant; but a lot of the time we're still subconsciously buying into it. So, we're rounding up the six dating 'rules' that you need to rethink—whether it's assuming that the guy should make all the moves or stick to the 'no sex on the first date rule', consider this official permission to liberate yourself.
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We tend to think of dating as a game of cat and mouse, where men pursue and women are pursued. Sure, deep down we know that's wrong, but it doesn't stop us from feeling like we should sit back and wait for a guy to take the lead. To assume that a man is just programmed to be confident and dominating is to buy into the gender tropes we're trying to get away from—plus, would you really want to go out with a guy that didn't like an assertive partner?
The idea of having a meal or a whole night's worth of drinks! The idea of men paying is a throwback back to an era where women didn't pay because they literally didn't earn any money. Ergo, these days, we shouldn't expect men to cover for us financially. For all the boundaries we've pushed with shutting down slut shaming and embracing our sexuality, there is still an underlying sense that women should 'withhold' sex from a guy they see as boyfriend material.
Last year when I became single for the first time in years I was shocked at how many women's books, websites and articles existed advising women to wait five, six, seven dates before sleeping with a guy if they wanted them to stick around. If a guy loses respect with you for having sex with him, he's the problem.
Rather, they're simply a way for single men and women to get to know other singles who may share their interests. Australians let other singles know exactly what they're looking for by placing personal ads or participating in web-based dating services. This way to find fun and exciting people is becoming more popular as the cities along the country's coastlines blossom with new inhabitants.
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Dating Differences Between Cultures. Brought to you by LEAFtv. Dating Customs Around the World. About the Author Melissa Sherrard acquired her Bachelor of Science in public relations from the University of Florida in and has been writing professionally ever since.