People say that some rules are meant to be broken, and we do believe that they are due to changing society's expectations. Relationship rules or norms are one thing that is mostly affected by the progression of generations. It's the year 2020, and we are here to share the top five relationship rules that should be banished in today's times.
1. When A Man Says, “I’ll Take The Bill.”
Why is it that men are always expected to pick up the tab whenever they go on dates? Women are expected just to show up, while men are expected to pay for the entire date, even if both parties had a mutual agreement. A small tip: don’t just do halfsies on your food, practice splitting the bill too. There are a lot of men out there who get so insecure about taking out their women on dates because they do not have enough money to spend for their time together. It’s time for couples to split the bill during romantic dates. If splitting the check is not entirely possible at the moment, then take turns on who gets to pay for your date. This enables each of you to save up for dates and save up for yourselves too.
2. “Babe, Go Make Me A Sandwich!”
Contrary to popular belief, not all women can be talented in the kitchen. Believe it or not, some are actually quite hopeless when it comes to all things related to cooking. Did you know that there are more male chefs than female chefs? Why then are women expected to cook for their partners? It’s very old-fashioned that only women should be in charge of the kitchen. Women shouldn’t be asked to do all the cooking just because they’re women. If the man can cook well, then it’s only natural that they should cook more in the relationship.
3. “When Will He Ask Me Out?”
For some reason, there’s a notion that men should always make the first move. Sadly, many women see no issues with waiting all the time for men to ask them out, but this view is as outdated as the previous item. Remember, girls, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking a guy out first. If you’re a woman and you like a guy, ask him out! Besides, what if he’s just too shy to make a move? Will you sit back and wait just because you’re a woman? If you ask him out, the worst that could happen is that he says no. If you don’t ask him out, though, you might end up waiting for eternity. Believe us, that “what if” is one of the worst feelings.
4. Man Of The House
Traditionally, men have always been the head of the family. Because of this, they’re also entrusted with making all the rules as well as the final decisions. However, this isn’t a great way to handle a relationship. When a man makes all the rules and decisions, he tends to feel more burdened and pressured, while on the other hand, the woman tends to feel powerless. The best thing to do would be to share the responsibility of making rules and decisions for the family. This way, the man will feel less pressured while the woman will feel more empowered. This is ultimately better for both the couple and the family in general.
5. Men Provide, Women Are Housewives
Some odd couples seem to believe that the guy should be the one making all the money in the relationship, while the girl should handle the household. Let us ask: why? Why should only men provide, and why should women only stay at home? If a woman wants to work for the family, let her do so. And if a man wants to stay at home to look after the children and work around the house, then he should. It’s already 2020; it’s time to normalize not having toxic gender roles in a relationship.