Thus it expects something of women while denying them actual control over it — basically, women are supposed to wait around for this socially-constructed metric of personal success to just happen to them.
If your date is playing with their phone do something interesting or just give up. If the person that you like responds to your texts right away it means that they are more interested in you than if they take more time to respond.
But it also offers depressing insight into why so many women think they need help.
Blakeley's article is based on the claim that women are buying the lion's share of self-help books.
Our Reading Dating Signals survey could have easily been retitled The Art of Taking Things at Face Value, or more specifically, STOP OVER ANALYZING AND TRY TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.
That’s why last week we released a survey asking 2,000 participants ten questions aimed at decoding your dating signals. The results were unanimous across age and gender lines.