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September’s Take a Man on a Date Month. Ever Done It?

Turns out September is Take a Man on a Date Month. I had no clue it even existed, never mind having ever done it.

Oh sure, I’ve been out with a guy and spontaneously offered to pay for dinner. I’ve come that much into the 21st century. But to call a guy I’m not dating and invite him on a date? Never in all my years.

And it gets worse.

I’ve never even offered a full-service date to someone I was dating. Certainly, I’ve offered suggestions for things we could do, but that’s hardly the same as planning a surprise date and pulling out all the stops for a man.

This all begs the question why.

For the first scenario, when I think about it, I have to cop to feeling uncomfortable asking a man out first.

For the second scenario, call me lazy. 😆 Planning a date is hard work. And I hate hard work.

But the unvarnished truth is that in either scenario, it just never occurred to me to even try. So, what I think what you can really call me is socialized. Still carrying vestiges of a patriarchal society for all my professed independence. Kind of pitiful. 😳

So how about you?

Have you ever taken a man on a full-blown date?

Someone you were already dating or a new guy?

If no, why not? If yes, how’d he react?

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