In the simplest terms, these are what I see as the three dating basics that men seem to most need help with:
1. Ask us out.
This may seem obvious. Or maybe, if you’re a thoroughly modern man, you think we should come to this decision together. If you think that, you’re wrong. You guys still make more money than us and you still instigate most of the dates. And yet, as any woman who’s been on a dating website surely knows, there are, seemingly, millions of men out there who are apparently happy to wile away their time emailing back and forth with us about their various likes and dislikes, feelings about everything from the state of movies today to why they like going on solo camping trips, without ever making a move toward seeing us in the flesh. Guys! We already have too many emails to return and pen pals are, really, a thing of the past. There’s absolutely no sense in emailing a potential mate back and forth for days or weeks or months on end when we could meet and feel as attracted to one another as a vegan is to a steak. It’s imperative that you get the ball rolling by asking us out. The worst that can happen is we say no and if that’s the case, you can always write us off as shallow or horrible.