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No men were willing to admit to avoiding powerful women in their love lives.

Then again, I guess I wouldn’t expect them to: Who admits to feeling emasculated?

Because a decent number of those guys have some nutty ideas about what it means to be in charge.

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In Song of Solomon 8:8–9 we hear a family’s hope that their young sister will grow into a woman of strength and dignity. I’m amazed and saddened at how often I hear young single guys say of bright, gifted single women, “Wow, she’s so strong I don’t think I could lead her.” At which point, too many bright, gifted single women begin to consider ways to “tone themselves down” or “soften themselves a bit.” Raise a strong daughter, even if—no, especially if it means potential suitors question whether they can “lead her,” whatever that means to them.

Can you guess what metaphor they use to describe that kind of woman? Their sister assures them in verse 10 that she is indeed a wall, complete with towers. You’ve just identified those suitors as ineligible, without so much as an application process.

The boss ladies I know get everything they want, including men.

And yet, last week, when Drake wanted to attack Meek Mill, the most stinging insult he (or his ghostwriters) could come up with amounted to “your girlfriend is more successful than you are, which means you are an emasculated wimp.” And this is Drake, the man who writes odes to women who make him proud.

At my most skeptical, I’ve wondered whether “he’s intimidated by you” is the female equivalent of “you’re in her friendzone,” a ego-coddling excuse for romantic failure that deflects blame from the brokenhearted.

After all, I know so many women who are the “alpha” in their relationships, and so many men who find female power sexy.This is Management 101, but I fear young Christian men and well-intentioned Christian parents of daughters have gotten a little fuzzy on the concept.I often think that if we scrutinized our parenting with the same intensity we plan to turn on our daughters’ prospective suitors, we’d stop speculating about shotguns and applications and start building that wall. Kneel at a pink chenille bedside and pray your guts out. Resolve to settle for nothing less than the best protection for your daughter.“She wasn’t that hot, physically,” one man recalled of a higher-ranking woman he once worked with, “but something about the way she talked and acted, and how confident she was, just made her hot.” One day, he and another man were discussing how sexy this woman was, just as she walked up from behind them and brushed by.She gave no sign of whether she’d overheard them — but the notion that she might have known how hot they thought she was and ignored them anyway only made her seem hotter.When I started asking the men I knew, I found no shortage who professed to be actively attracted to female power.

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