March 05, 2014 Elijah Ogidi-Olu 0 Comments

A feminist woman is every man's nightmare. But then, you should never say 'never'. You may think that you hate feminists but one fine day you might fall for one. Actually every woman is a bit of a feminist from within. A situation or trigger, may bring out the feminist side of your girlfriend and surprise you. But if you are in love with an openly feminist woman, there is nothing to fear or be ashamed of. If you play by the right dating rules, you can definitely make your relationship work. After all, a feisty woman who will challenge you at every step is much more fun than a docile girl whom you can dominate.

Here are some golden rules for dating a feminist woman and make the relationship work.

Never pay her bills 
Other girls might feel it is chivalrous for a guy to pay the bill. However, if your girl believes in women's rights to equality, she will think that you are trying to patronize her. So, dating a feminist woman is the best excuse to save some cash too! hehehe.

Don't fight her battles
Most guys think that if their girlfriend is in any kind of trouble, they are supposed to step in and become the savior. Fortunately, feminist women have grown out the 'knight in shining armour saving the damsel in distress' myth. So let her fight her own battles. If she is arguing with the cab driver, you need not step in and offer help. She will handle it herself.

Don't try to own her 
Most guys and girls think that it is their 'right' to question their partner about his or her whereabouts. This standard rule may not work with a feminist. Every time you question her, she will feel that you are trying to control her life. She will take your concern as a product of your patriarchal mind set. So do not try to demand your rights over her because it will backfire.

Give up on sexist jokes 
Most men crack sexist jokes with their friends and vice versa. However, feminists hate such gender specific jokes and statements. So you will either have to indulge in such statements in private or give up on them altogether.

Encourage her career
The road to a woman's freedom is a successful career. Men usually tell women that they need not worry about a career and finances. It is a man's basic nature to protect and provide money for a woman. But if you are dating a feminist woman, never tell her that you will take care of her. Instead, take interest in her career and encourage her professionally. Then she will feel that you respect her as an individual and don't want to domesticate her.

These are the 5 golden rules for dating a feminist woman. In the end, a feminist is not really that different from the other girls. What all women want is genuine love and respect. That is not so hard to give, is it?

Mature Minds Talk.

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