I love this article because I admit at some point or another, I’ve done all of these in the name of “GROW THE FUCK UP, MEN.”
From the article, 6 Power Moves Girls Need to Pull if They Want a Real Relationship (and my comments)
#1 Deeactivate ‘free’ dating apps, sites. I’ll disagree with this, I think OkCupid has more critical mass than the paid sites. But Tinder is a joke.
#2 Run at the first “if you want.” I’ve mentioned that I hate when guys do the “We could meet up if you want” or “let me know if you’d like to go out again.” Man up, ask me out.
#3 Avoid the couch at all costs. Well, this is a no-brainer for not getting assaulted. But more importantly, a little effort and indication he wants to be seen in public with you is rather important.
#4 Don’t settle for anything less than a real date. The guys who want to meet up while we’re both out, thereby he doesn’t have to inconvenience himself and use his friends as a crutch? No thanks.
#5 Call him out on his bullshit. I’ve done it, the guys who want to meet but can never schedule a real date. Not worth it.
#6 Be up front about what you’re looking for. I don’t think you need to say on the first date that you want a boyfriend and maybe future husband, but your actions indicate what you’re willing to put up with, i.e. not #2-4.