I got a couple of text messages from my friend Felicia the other day. She was kind of freaking out because her new boyfriend did not “defend” her when they were out on a date recently. They were sitting in a movie theater when some jerk said something rude and a little threatening. Not only did her guy not say anything, he implied that she should watch herself with strangers.
Felicia is very traditional and she believes the man should take a leadership role as protector and provider. Needless to say, she is considering breaking up with this guy because she believes his character is lacking to let something like this happen.
I wonder if women today still think men are our protectors? Should a guy defend his woman’s honor in our so called modern society?
Ladies, is it important that you feel safe around the man you are dating? If he shows any kind of weakness, does it mean he is not a suitable mate?
Guys, do you hesitate to play the role of protector with women you date? Is it something that comes naturally to you? Do you embrace the leadership role?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta