However, this need for stated permission is being extended to almost every type of flirtatious advance. So while I understand the boundaries they’re aiming for, I’m here to question if it’s really feasible…or even healthy.
Want to touch her shoulder while telling a funny story? Because a significant percentage of men DO wait and ask for permission.
Girls, too, lose out on meeting potential romantic partners. When I first started dating, nothing was more exciting than the rush of flirting with a new girl over text. I also remember that nothing was more nerve-racking than waiting for a reply. And when she never replied at all — realizing that our connection was potentially dead in the water.
In hindsight, I spent WAY too much time stressing and analyzing my rollercoaster of emotions.
But, guess what…I’m all for it (within reason, of course).
And it’s not just women saying this – men are echoing it, too.
From all my years of experience, I can safely say that waiting for permission for every little thing doesn’t work in courtship and leaves guys more frustrated and bitter than ever.
I’d check my phone constantly, worry about whether or not I should send another text, and always wonder WHY…why is she not talking to me?Ten years later, I now know that worrying about it was a waste of time.Instead, focus on a plan of action to get the conversation going again.To give you the best shot, I created a simple framework to follow next time you don’t hear back from a girl you like. Even though millennials are having less sex than past generations, there’s no denying we’re in a hookup culture. More men and women are opting not to have children.And a lot of people date around before ever deciding to get into a serious relationship.Many may feel that this new dating game — full of casual sex and non-exclusive relationships — is the death of real “romance”.