Changing gender roles in dating


The terms gender role, gender identity and sexual orientation may seem like interchangeable terms, but the truth is they all mean something very different.And they all mean something very valuable to your relationship.A gender role is defined by the activities that are traditionally associated with each gender.As you’ve probably noticed, gender roles aren’t static.They are constantly changing and vary within different cultures.For example, women traditionally are the primary caregivers and often prepare meals for the family.



The person you choose to date and mate with is going to have to fall under the criteria you desire regarding gender role, gender identity and sexual orientation.Gender identity and sexual orientation may be a little bit easier to sniff out in a potential partner.Gender roles, on the other hand, require getting to know someone a little better.They may seem irrelevant, but they are crucial to your relationship, especially if you plan on becoming a parent in the future.

Not all couples take into consideration gender roles when planning cohabitation, marriage or kids.

And the fact gender roles are constantly changing doesn’t make it any easier to decide how to share the responsibilities.