There is nothing sexier than a strong, independent and educated lady. I’ll take a woman, like Houseguest, any day of the week over a dizzy airhead. However, when I look at my friends, I see that few of them can handle the reality of strong empowered women. A strong woman needs to be handled like a live grenade!
Take Houseguest, not only strong, but also not afraid to voice her cultured opinions. She’s a total breath of fresh air, especially when I think back to the girls who would mindlessly agree with all my hot air, and could not change a light bulb! I need a woman who I can have an intelligent conversation with, and who’s not afraid to put me in my place, when I’m being a total dick.
But being with a strong woman does challenge many of my ideas around how a man treats a lady. I want to stand when she enters a room, I want to pay for dinner and I want to pay for the shopping. In short I want to be, what I consider to be, a gentlemen.
This does cause friction between us, she wants to be strong and independent, and I want to treat her in a way that my parents taught a lady should be treated. Truth be told, I’m bit of an old school chauvinist. Only a few weeks back, I was mortified when I found out that that Houseguest paid for our diner, while was powdering my nose. I was embarrassed.
But try as I may, Houseguest is not one to be told. If she wants to pay for diner, she will pay for diner. And if I insist, she will punish me as only she knows how…..
Yes, I love a strong, opinionated, independent woman, but there are times when a woman needs to know her place.
Are men really attractive to strong women?
Do women like an old school gentleman?