Gender roles online dating
i definitely think that as society becomes more progressive, it's already changing- but it's something that will take place over generations as we teach our children the kind of people we want them to be, and definitely not uniformly across different regions.My perspective is likely outside the realm of majority opinion/experience here, but I mostly date people who actively reject gender norms/stereotypes.If I had met my ex-gf online in this environment we probably wouldn't have made it past date 1 or 2 and wouldn't have enjoyed 5 awesome years together but I digress.As a wise man once said "Mo Choices, Mo Problems"But if you had used online dating, you might have met some girl other than your exgf who's more compatible, or even the right one and you might have ended up being married with kids by now because of all these choices you might have had instead of breaking up after five years.I think this leads to people not really giving others a chance.It reminds me of that old TV show on MTV "Next" where someone would shout NEXT at the person who came off the bus because they didn't like a hair style or the shirt they were wearing.Gender roles: Your examples focus on grooming/looks, but behaviour is the much bigger part of gender roles, and online dating has greatly reduced gender roles in that regard, imo (even amongst straights, nevermind...).Women can specify openly that they want casual sex.
Bearded muscly men are in, and while femininity is empowered, I feel like the aesthetic is quite traditional with big asses, low cut shirts and all that.
I also have a theory that online dating exacerbates gender roles but that's for another day. The major con is that with all these options you almost get option paralysis.