For obvious reasons I did not open this thread with a Poll. Are you a) married B) Co-Joint ( common Law) c) have a steady girlfriend.
I am a single, single Father. I am not married, have no girlfriend and I don't even date at all. Why? Well its my choice.
Interesting books like "Why Men on on Strike" by Helen Smith PHD, Feminism First, Men Last , etc.
The fact is society has changed significantly. Feminism started out with good ideas. Women were 100 years ago and even in post WW2 years to a lesser extent getting unfairly treated. In the 1970s Feminism really took off and carried on strong right into the 80s. The thing is it is no longer about equality it is about maintaining a double standard in their favour. Women can form a Women's support group, and rightly so I might add, kudos to them, I agree, but if Men start any Mens support group it will be shutdown and viciously attacked. I could on and on but I think you see the point.
The pendulum has swung completely the other way now. Women outnumber Men in affairs now and are outright aggressive.
So closer to home where does that leave me. I have my kids all week , every week and work weekends, not 9-5 so even Friday and Mondays are full days because I work late into the night or start early early morning.
I am an excellent Father and take great pride in it. I cook, clean, laundry, organize, do it all plus all the traditional male roles, have a full time job and am comfortable.
Women I meet though want it all, their mothers life and their Fathers career. Hold the door open for me but I will take your job. You pay everything when we go out even though I make 100k a year ! Women now far outnumber men in the middle income level. Ask them to cook for once as you are tired and they think how dare you even think to ask.
So, my solution. See Escorts. Its less hassle, less trouble and cheaper in the long run anyway, no for real it is!! ( addicts aside) My ilife is great so why screw it up. I prefer seeing the same SP, sharing a bottle of wine and talking and then having great sex so I prefer 2hr plus bookings. Sort of a weird date granted but hey its fun and open. The SP has an enjoyable time as do I. The $$ is already discussed so its actually more honest than the alternative. I am a good looking, athletic single guy and people are baffled I am single, obviously I don't tell them my little hobby.
The really interesting thing is that many SPs see more and more clients making this exact same choice and what is even more surprising, young single men in their twenties.
Just wanted others thoughts on the topic .