Yes, I read it, and was surprised how out of date it is....at least here in San Diego, I have yet to find any man who practices many of these out-to-dinner manners, who is in my age group. Then again, we are coastal here in San Diego, and so perhaps the manners in general here, are more casual than in other parts of the USA.
I wrote what I wrote because I wanted to provide a different perspective. Most of these women agreeing with these manners are within my age group, but a little older. I wanted to make it clear that it is not necessarily an age issue. I will agree with the other ladies that a few Catholic men met here have surprised me with their poor manners.
One thing that rubs me wrong like fingernails on a chalkboard, is men who continually assume that women are at their disposal.
Women who are not married are not necessarily dying to get married----Men should know this, especially the ones in my age group. She is not necessarily losing men she dates. Why is there an assumption that the woman is doing something wrong if she is not married?
I see that often here by men assuming many women want to be married to be financially supported, etc. Some of the comments I read from men basically state they are looking for a maid, not a mate and I'm not willing to cater to him without him catering to me. I don't need marriage that bad just to be his doormat. Yet of course I get comments like "I can see why you aren't married", like it's a bad thing because I am not willing to cater to him. I've had many guys I could have married, I still have men who are interested in me, so I know there are men out there who would respect me in the same way I would respect him. However he's still just a man, not a God I need to obey.