We Need to Understand Each Other
It’s time to bridge the gap between men and women.
Women are naturally better at reading other people’s emotions than men. They are better equipped to understand the intentions and emotional motivations behind people’s actions. This ability has always existed, and for good reason. Someone who is traditionally the primary caretaker should be able to read the emotions of an infant who can’t put into words how they are feeling. However, today’s world distorts the effectiveness of their emotional radar when dating and entering relationships. Instagram, Cosmopolitan, and Tinder alter the importance of intimate in-person interactions. Face-to-face interaction is the only way to analyze someone with the proper depth. Fielding DMs and swiping will never replace the importance of in-person interaction.
Men do not have the biological advantages to help them understand emotions with ease, nor do they have an abundance of groups and media outlets to guide or influence them. Therefore, the natural gap between men and women as it relates to dating and emotions has grown even more apparent. Neither side benefits from this. If you take a general pulse on the population, there are not as many people dating or getting married. Can people live on their own, absolutely! Should they want to? I’m not sure the answer to that question is yes. I don’t want to live in a world where opposite genders have a nihilistic view of one another. The last time I checked, we’re supposed to work together. Now we were competing against each other more frequently. At some point, we have to remember our priorities. Not that long ago, the family unit was the sole purpose of life. Today, we obsess over individual achievements and career status. Lacking a common goal has slowly driven a wedge between us, and both sides can feel that something is off.