They raised us with clear definitions of men’s roles and women’s roles.Nowhere in that upbringing did they account for the desire of gender equality.Specifically, they need to make their desires and intentions clear.This means giving the green light to the person they find attractive. Showing someone that you are open to conversation is as easy as a smile, or a greeting.Women have come a long way in proving we can have it all, so why then are Generation X dating women still struggling in our personal lives?
In contrast with America’s male-oriented gender bias, Denmark’s high level of male-female equality fosters behavior that transcends the gender barriers set by less egalitarian societies.I grew up with fairy tales like Cinderella telling me that someday my prince would come and rescue me from my ordinary life and we would live happily ever after. Growing up in the ’80’s strongly instilled the ideal of the independent, working woman.The transformation of Tess in Working Girl perfectly embodied the fine line women battled between femininity and competence.In the end, while Baby Boomers and Millennials are happily creating their own dating scene, Gen X’ers are caught in the middle muck.Generation X women must accept that they have to take a stronger role in the dating scene.
Online dating is more complicated and it means actually reaching out and sending the first message.