Sexism is still rife, as is misogyny, but why do gender constructs still exist when it comes to dating?
Put all that to one side for a moment and consider the parameters of the dating game and ask whether the industry is a sexist, stereotypical construct by its very nature.
They serve in high political office, holding a record 20 seats in the US Senate; Secretaries of State Albright, Rice, and Clinton, were 4th in line to the presidency (after the Vice-President and President Pro Tempore of the Senate). In 1970, about 2% of households were headed by a single-parent father; today, it’s about 8%.
That’s coupled with a shift from dad as provider-disciplinarian to dad as someone who is involved and emotionally present for his children.
When it comes down to meeting new people, a man who wanders away from his friends and spends the night chatting up a woman gets a thumbs up from his buddies- a woman who “abandons” her friends is likely to hear about it later.
You rarely see a woman separate from her friends to go hit on a guy because, well, it’s rude to her friends!
In the case of dating, there are feminists that protest against the man paying the bill because they perceive it as a slight to women.Gender roles have changed dramatically over the last forty years or so.