Why Do We Still Expect Men To Propose?
When you page through the archives of relationship habits and expectations from your grandmother and mother to your modern-day union, some differences are inherently obvious. Your partner likely doesn’t expect (or demand) dinner on the table. You might even have a strong opinion on keeping your last name instead of changing it. But as psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. explains, while some gender roles have changed and broadened over time, and even become more fluid as we currently stand—others have remained quite stationary. Some argue the concept of proposals hasn’t shifted because of the idea that men pursue women—and not the other way around.”