I had an interesting conversation with an older gentleman recently. He made a comment about men and masculinity that sort of stuck with me. When he discovered that I was not married, he said he “understood why” so many women like me couldn’t find a man. Yes, I had to actually have this conversation with a stranger…..again.
Apparently, all the real men left on the planet is in his generation (He was 58 years old). Well, it turns out he had this theory that if a man’s masculinity is questionable (for any number of stereotypical reasons) then he isn’t a real man.
I started to think about what masculinity is defined as now. I imagine that this is a generational thing because men today can be sensitive and strong at the same time. Does every man who can’t rebuild a car engine need to have his masculinity questioned?
Do you think that masculinity has been redefined to represent something new or different?
Do you think masculinity is measured by the wrong things? Does it ever play a role in how we meet and date?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog