The vast majority of single women who were looking to date reported experiencing harassment from people they were dating or had been on a date with.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on July 30, 2021. It has since been updated.
As much fun as first dates seem to be, no one likes going through breakups that precede these meetings. But then again, dating is how most people find "the one" and so they put a brave face on and walk through these minefields. No thanks to the pandemic, the already unpredictable process of dating has become even more difficult. While it can be daunting for both men and women, the latter is faced with more challenges. A survey published by Pew revealed that both reported equal levels of dissatisfaction when it came to dating but unsurprising women had more negative experiences than their counterparts.
The vast majority of single women who were looking to date reported experiencing harassment from people they were dating or had been on a date with. This behavior included being touched in an uncomfortable way and having rumors about their sexual history spread. It's not news that women are constantly forced to deal with misogynistic, condescending, and rude men who act immaturely when things don't go their way. Now women are calling out the toxic behavior of such men online and not only are these confessions eye-opening but truly sublime.
Listed below are a few of the most epic takedowns that are constantly submitted on the subreddit r/FemaleDatingStrategy and other social media platforms:
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
“Guys don’t like when girls wear sweats to class every day” well the nice thing about that is I’m not paying 11 grand a semester so Mike from physics can have something cute to look at during lecture. Now move along you’re in the way of my degree— Kendall Lyman (@KendallLyman) November 14, 2017
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.
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 (@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— pix | 📌 (@drmology) June 16, 2020
Cover image source: Reddit