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But while singles agree gender equality is a good thing, there’s still some confusion about what “feminism” actually means.
Thirty-seven percent of single men and 47% of single women define feminism as women being equal to men, but 43% of singles think it “means a lot of different things” and 6% aren’t sure what it means, according to the representative survey of more than 5,000 singles.
Alcohol should be introduced into the relationship slowly, but if a drink or two takes the edge off, and wine adds romance it's fine. But the one thing that should never happen is excessive application: too much, too many colors, or if it's just a botched attempt at a good makeup technique.
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.
With that increased power, can come some challenges.
Surprise, surprise—men and women think differently. Believe me, after nearly 10 years of coaching both men and women (and "informally" coaching, by growing up in a house full of four brothers and all their rowdy friends), I know there are some key differences with how each sex goes into dates, as well as what we're thinking on and after the date. We want him to communicate with us in a way that feels like we've known each other for a long time.More coverage: Feminism isn't about one issue, but about equality across a cocktail of issues, according to Tristan Bridges an assistant professor, department of sociology The College at Brockport, State University of New York."Feminism may be about pay equality, while for others it's about immigrant rights," Bridges said."When we talk about feminism in mass media it's treated as one thing, but in the classroom we talk about feminisms, because there are lots of feminisms and fem-theories, and feminists have disagreed about what the future looks like since feminism was invented."When it comes to dating, women reported that the rise in gender equality "has made me pickier about potential dates," and "makes me feel more empowered in my dating life.” Shehan said many women may feel better able to better navigate the dating world because they feel like they are on equal playing ground with men.Men and women alike may have shied away from the F-word in the past, but today singles report that feminism has changed the dating game in a good way, according to a recent survey.
A majority of men believe that feminism has changed dating for the better, with only 35% saying that the rise of gender equality has made dating worse, according to data from Match's Singles in America survey, which was resurfaced for International Women’s Day.Although the definition of feminism seems fairly straight forward, people are still afraid to define the word because it can mean many things, Connie Shehan, a professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of Florida."In any dictionary, it basically says that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities, and I’m not sure all feminist would define it that way, but it’s a belief which has this action component to it," she said, adding it's not a surprise that some men reported favorable responses to feminists.