Gender roles in dating

Sandy Weiner, dating expert and founder of Last First Date.com, suggests that as people age, their hormone levels change as well and traditional gender roles soften and blur.

Women might become stronger and more career-focused at the same time that men are becoming more sensitive and less focused on their own careers.

That question is often one that crops up in relationships when one partner is transgender (trans) and the other is cisgender (cis).

But having a trans partner may mean they wind up thinking about it more, differently, or more personally than they did before.

And if and when someone begins exploring their gender or the process of medical or social transition in an existing relationship, part of that process might involve changing gendered roles, behaviors and expectations to fit their understanding of their own gender better.

A behavioral questionnaire was used to generate two self-report behavioral indexes: the masculine dating behavior and feminine dating behavior indexes.

Results indicated that high-masculine individuals (androgynous and masculine individuals) scored higher on the masculine dating behavior index and that high-feminine individuals (androgynous and feminine individuals) scored higher on the feminine interactional index.

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