Not dating enough

When you're an independent women, you get to relish your time alone.

You love curling up for a cozy night in, watching some Netflix and just being alone with your thoughts.

But the bottom line is, I’m just not very good with “relationships” or dating in general.

Can you help give me a clue on how to be more successful with the ladies?

Yet at the end of a date, especially a first date, the default expectation is that the man will pay.

Equality-minded arguments on this issue play both ways, with some arguing that the gender wage gap — by the most recent count, women’s median earnings are 83% of men’s — justifies this continued male-tilted check burden.

Here are the six struggles of dating as an independent woman: It sucks, but it's true: There are a lot of guys out there who can't handle dating someone more successful than they are.

It's so stupid, but this inferiority complex of theirs prevents them from even approaching you in the first place.

From who pays for the first date, to who buys the diamond ring used to propose, to who manages the money, every negotiation in relationships can seem weighted, even engineered, toward one inevitable end: The man having — and controlling — the money.

Nowhere is that more apparent on April 4, the date in the calendar dedicated to raising awareness of the disparity in male and female wages.

The dinner trend hangs on, even as women today have arguably ascended to their highest-ever levels of educational attainment; economic and political power.

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