I Am Traditional When It Comes To Gender Roles

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    I've always felt that a man should be the

    provider and more dominant person in a relationship while the woman stays at home and be a nurturer. I know this way of thinking is old school and out of practice, but I'd love to take care of my man's needs while he provided for me and. I think its great that a woman can do...
    chubbyblkgirl chubbyblkgirl
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 5, 2015

    Society as we knew it was founded with these

    roles in mind, and it was quite successful. These roles have come under fire rather recently, and said society is now under collapse (except in places where these roles remain, such as Africa and most of Asia/Russia).
    salveteamicis salveteamicis
    18-21, M
    Jan 8, 2016

    I don't mean to be queerphobic,

    but something about a man acting more feminine than the average woman gives me a weird feeling. Hairless and anoxeric looking guys give me the same feeling.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 25, 2015

    I am not sure if it was

    because of how I was raised, or because I am biologically born this way or a combination of the two, but I am a traditional girl who is most comfortable with traditional gender roles. In our home Daddy is the undisputed head of our household. I have always seen men as leaders...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jun 23, 2014

    I Am

    In my marriage, my husband works and I am the domestic partner. I am a full time student right now, but when I graduate, we still haven't decided if I will work outside the home or not. But for us, now it works. I love taking care of him and cooking his favorite meals and...
    PrincessJAF PrincessJAF
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2012

    Does anyone know of a dating site

    for people looking for have a traditional relationship? Like 1950's style?
    SummerK267 SummerK267
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    I admire strong women

    who can survive in this world on their own, but it's not what I personally desire. I want to be barefoot and pregnant as the saying goes.
    Blond4you Blond4you
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2016

    Natural Order And Roles

    I'm a Deist. I use reason and the powers of perception that I was inherently born with to see the miracles of life, showing that there absolutely must be a Grand Creator to have made everything in this vast universe. All the time, human scientists are "discovering" new laws of...
    AmericanLeanings AmericanLeanings
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    I Just find it funny how years ago,

    women were wearing baggy jeans, basketball shoes, basketball shorts & even boxers at one point. now we have grown men lying to sales clerks, buying lingerie & panties for their "wives" and wearing it for themselves You can judge a people based off the women. If more and more...
    toront0guy toront0guy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2014

    My Family.

    I am 33 years old and I am married with two children, my daughter is 4 years old and my son is 8 years old. My wife stays at home and takes care of our children and home whilst I work a full time job, this lifestyle works for us and makes everyone in our home happy. My children...
    MrRhodriJones MrRhodriJones
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    I don't know why. I just do.

    I like "manly" men in the traditional sense. I like womanly duties and the idea of taking care of my husband and children. I feel like "feminists" think that if you enjoy this lifestyle, you're not a feminist. But feminists need to realize that it's about a woman's right to...
    applesasch applesasch
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    My sisters and I were brought up in a fairly

    'old-fashioned' home where dad provided for his family and mom looked after the home, the children, staying at home. I don't think there's anything really terrible about women wanting to work of course but I do think that the traditional family and the different gender roles...
    islaisla islaisla
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    Comming Home...

      I've just spent the last three days celebrating Memorial Day Weekend.  My husband supports his family of five single handed and I am so proud of him for doing so.  Because of this, he only had the opportunity to celebrate on Monday with us. It was the best ending to the...
    traditionalwifeanjul traditionalwifeanjul
    2 Responses May 31, 2011

    To make one point clear.

    I wouldn't force ever somebody to do a role in the family. I just believe it is the best way if the man goes to work and the woman stay home. But I do respect of course woman who go to work and I don't think lesser of a man who stays az home. Yes I believe that man and woman are...
    Nickgermany Nickgermany
    51-55, M
    Dec 19, 2014

    As a long time observer of natural phenomena I

    have noted how each species of animal governs itself and regenerates itself. If you take two different herd animals cows and horses, for example you will find something quite different. A herd of cows is led by a female. The herd bull is an afterthought and has no real...
    HippyJoe HippyJoe
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 24, 2015

    I'm very conservative

    and believe that the man provides for the family and the woman stays home and takes care of the children.
    oscarW88 oscarW88
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    It Seems Like Common Sense

    Women, stop surfing forums to attack others who do not have the same beliefs as yours.  There is a difference between voicing your opinion in a respectful manner, and bullying and harassing.  Please refrain from name calling, you appear to be weak minded when you do.  Try to...
    traditionalwifeanjul traditionalwifeanjul
    4 Responses Apr 16, 2012

    I still believe in guys

    that open car doors, pay the bills, wear suits and ties, being masculine. while the lady cooks, cleans, be lady like, wear dresses. girls don't wear dresses anymore, I love dresses pants are gross and roo masculine for me. I love being classy.
    younghotebony younghotebony
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    Some Might Think It's Old-fashioned...

    ...but I usually don't care what others might think. I like the fact that my dad does things like heavy yard work, fixes things, helped me with my math. I like that when I felt sick my mom would sit in bed with me, she would usually cook. I like when we go out as a family, my dad...
    ts92 ts92
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2012

    It's the way things should be.

    I stay home with the kids and take care of the house, while my husband makes the money. don't understand this modern obsession of women working outside the home. Men are natural providers, and better at ensuring the family has what it needs to live. Women are natural homemakers...
    Ftyi Ftyi
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 8, 2014

    The Healthiest Way To Do What We Are All Here For

    I believe we are all alive to raise kids who grow up to have lives that are at least as good as ours. I also believe that women are better than men at some things, while men are better than women at others. My view is that a couple's happiness depends on the complementarity...
    Castorinox Castorinox
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 31, 2013

    A Woman's Responsibilities

    If you have a good, decent man, then do what it takes to make the relationship, the best it can be.  The woman has a great responsibility in a relationship.  She is responsible for making sure her husbands needs are met.  This comes down to keeping a clean home,  he needs a...
    traditionalwifeanjul traditionalwifeanjul
    7 Responses Jun 10, 2011

    He has told me how it's going to be,

    and I love his thoughts. He will be the breadwinner. I am allowed to have a little part time job because he knows I like to contribute, and for the social aspect. I will take care of the house. All the domestic duties. He will come home to a clean home, and a meal on the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016

    I Am Traditional When It Comes To Gender Roles

    I am totally feminine in spirit and in manner of dress. Women should not act and dress like men. Our sphere should be domestic if at all possible. Obedience and submission to our husbands should not be seen as a sign of weakness but rather a sign of love
    elenamerx elenamerx
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2011

    I Am New Here

    I strongly believe the role of women in the family is to nurture and make your house a home, feminism should be more of understanding the feminine side of things. Many studies have proved it again that traditional families are stable. what is wrong in cooking and taking care of...
    Rakhikumar Rakhikumar
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2012
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 8, 2014

    Not Stepping On Any Toes..

    I think that we both bring certain attributes. Men are usually stronger physically. Women are usually more intuitive. So, without being controversial, I'll say that we each bring assets to a relationship, generally based in part on traditional gender roles. I don't think it's a...
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

    Why do men go out to work

    while women are housekeepers? Historically men went out and hunted for food because they are larger and that made them better hunters. Additionally SOMEONE has to take care of the children and women have both maternal instincts and infants need to breast feed. It just makes...
    CarmenBear CarmenBear
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 1, 2014

    I found that I've become less

    and less attracted to the guy I'm dating the more I see how little of a provider he would be for my children if I ever married him. He's cheap, whiny, negative, and with no clear goals for the future. Worst of all, he only likes to watch old cartoons (Batman, Spiderman, etc...
    cookiemoonster cookiemoonster
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 25, 2015

    If women expect to be treated like queens,

    shouldn't we treat our husbands like kings? I love that my husband feels like the king of his castle. I take care of him, our children, our home and he takes care of us. Life wouldn't be very pleasant or fair if I treated him like the hired help while expecting to be treated...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 28, 2014

    For me that is what works.

    As to anyone else I say just figure out what works for you and go with it.
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    Jan 19, 2015
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