The PI and AH forums always have a plentiful supply of topics regarding both men and women not being able to get a gf/bf, still being a virgins, afraid they'll end up alone etc. The media is bombarding us with sexual imagery and telling us we should all be swinging from the chandeliers in our mad sexcapades.4. Online dating is only for weirdo's who can't "get" anyone in real life.8.
I'll add more later if anyone else joins in the discussion but for now I'll leave it at that.
And btw feel free to post whatever your thoughts are on the general issue.
My plan is for this thread to go waaaaaaaay off topic and branch in every direction. I think in order to set things going I probably need to ask a question (feel free to ignore it and answer something completely different): Men were once portrayed as dominant providers who demanded sex and women as the meek caring child bearers who provided men with sex to maintain the relationship.
Although completely inaccurate; at least young people had a set relationship path to aspire to in life.
I watch my mainland European male friends, literally cleaning up at parties with very basic stuff: Just looking a woman straight in the eyes with a cheeky knowing grin, and they'll be upstairs a-shagging seconds later.
Something that most Irish guys simply wouldnt ever be able to do. Many Irish ladies are still stuck with the same tecnique they used in Primary school. In recent years, both Irish Men and women have tried to make up for this deficiency by adopting a sort of caricature of what they see as mature (usually American or Anglo-style) sexuality.
Slag him off, call him names and laugh at him, and that probably means you're interested in him. This usually involves dying your hair blond, wearing a skirt the size of a handerchief and enough fake tan to keep Willy Wonka supplied with Oompa Loompas till doomsday.
For the guys this involves drinking 18 pints so you'll have the courage to go up to a girl and say "So d'ya fancy a **** or wha?
Now that all bets are off: Do you think Irish culture has evolved in such a way that young men and women have become very confused about their role in a relationship and as such find it increasingly difficult to form relationships that fit into their own internally conflicting opinions of what a relationship should be?
I think in order to set things going I probably need to ask a question (feel free to ignore it and answer something completely different): Men were once portrayed as dominant providers who demanded sex and women as the meek caring child bearers who provided men with sex to maintain the relationship.
In general we don't do the American "dating" thing of asking out randomers on the street yet we seem very adept at scoring randomers in a drunken state at pubs/clubs etc and trying to build a relationship on a one night encounter.