This notion of equaity in dating ignores how gender roles are important in dating between straight people. One of the myths out in the dating world is that men can allow women to approach them for dates. Simply because women can deal with rejection in the working world does not mean they have the genetic capacity to deal with rejection in the dating world. They are two fundumentally different things. Women who are rejected by men in the dating world will take this rejection more personally even if these women are saleswomen who face business rejection and cope with it every day. IN other words, a lady salesman is salesman at work and she is a lady when she is with her boyfriend/husband or is in the dating game. Women who transfer their saleperson skills into intiating skills in the dating world look absolutely desparate. They are to turn in their man simply not good at it. Men who are thrilled about women approaching them so they can avoid rejection are turning in their man card.
Men are hunters and should relish hunting when it is applied in the dating world. They should take ownership of it and have strong suspicions behind even very attractive women approaching them because they are interested in them(men). Lastly, I hate to break this to unconfident men who want to avoid their duties of intiating in dating:
If you constantly allow your girlfriend to pay for the meals on a date, you will be lonely very soon.
It is natural for women to plan or intiate dates on a consistent basis. The exception proves the rule. If a woman is paying on a date. It is a hint to the man that he needs to pay next time. Even if a woman thinks she will have no problem initiating paying or coordinating dates, she will in the long run. Let's face it women do a disproportionate amount of the housetasks, do you lazy men out there really think she is going to add this to the list of task in a relationship? Women do enough in relationships and marriage, having the initiative in dating or sex is bluntly YOUR JOB! I beg men who do this to stop turning in your man card and embrace your role as the hunter.
I advise some of you men to listen to Stephen A. Smith on Espn for dating advice.