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Tracy is the creator of Tracys Way, a lifestyle blog based in and around the great city of Boston. On her weekly blog you can find her writings and sometimes rantings about life, love, sex, dating, food, travel and her feelings about entering her 40s.

Most importantly Tracy encourages women to look beyond the mirror and focus on cultivating self-awareness in order be confident with their body, their image and themselves.

Tracy currently resides just outside of Boston with her two fur kids Doug and Paul.

 

Sex, Dating and Technology:  Let's Rant: Wired

Sex, Dating and Technology: Let's Rant: Wired

I haven't posted a rant in a long time.  But this topic really got my blood boiling the other day.  I had a woman email me asking for some advice regarding her relationship and how she always waits for the guy to call, send the text or make plans. 

My first thought was WHY?!

Needless to say it got me thinking about conventional dating "rules" and how I think they're outdated.  So without further ado. 

Let's Rant!

As women we have been wired into thinking that if a guy is interested in us that he will pursue us. He will call or text or make plans.  Basically he'll get in touch with us.  And when they don't? It always leaves us feeling confused or stressed or not feeling wanted.

My question is why do we give men so much power over us?

Why should we, as women, have to sit around and wait for them. It is 2017 for fuck's sake. You should have as much a say as they do when it comes to pursuing a relationship with someone.

Women have been wired to think if we call or text them first we're going to scare the guy or come across as needy. And to be honest if he scares that easily then he's a fucking pussy (sorry but it's true).  If he's the right man for you then he won't have a problem with you calling or texting him first or even making plans for that matter. 

Now,  I'm not saying to hit him up every fucking hour or send him 20 text messages in a row. Truthfully I wouldn't like that either. My time is valuable and my life is busy. No one has time for that shit. 

But if he says he's going to call and it's been awhile and you haven't heard from him, go ahead, shoot him a quick text or

PICK UP THE FUCKING PHONE AND CALL HIM!
 

Contrary to popular belief, men can be just as confused as we are when it comes to relationships. By you reaching out to him it will let him know you were thinking about him and wanted to get in touch.
 

I recently met someone and while I understand that our situation is a lot different than most we realized pretty early on that we didn't want to see anyone else after we met.

I'm not saying this is the norm by any means but we talked about it from the very beginning.  My point is that if you make your standards known right from the start there's a better chance that a lot of that confusion that happens can be avoided. 

So all those "rules" that you hear about simply don't exist between us.  We call and text one another whenever we feel like it. Simple.

I realize that it's hard to change what you've been wired to believe from a very young age.
But we, as women, have to realize that if we want something to happen we have the power to make it happen.

Make your own fucking rules for yourself and if someone isn't on board then move on.  I realize that it may sound harsh but people make it way more complicated than it has to be. Listen the dating landscape is changing and it's hard to navigate but don't just sit back and wait. Or you'll be waiting for a very long time. Don't think, don't over analyze, don't stress!

Take control of the situation and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

What do you think about conventional dating rules and do you think they still apply?

Let me know in the comments below

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