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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

June 16, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Seattle dating scene

Both sexes should share the load

Spend a day in the shoes of a male who put himself out there and was rejected and then maybe you’ll have the perspective to see why some men don’t approach women in public and result to social media dating sites [“Seattle’s dysfunctional dating scene,” Opinion, June 8].

The sting of rejection is painful and its effects can last much longer than just a night. Rejection time and again can take the life of once optimistic dating enthusiasts.

The solution? How about instead of binding ourselves to the archaic system of “man must approach women,” we strive for a more egalitarian dating scene in which a woman approaching a man is just as normal as the opposite. It isn’t fair to expect men to be the initiators all of the time. Both sexes should share the load.

Luke Nelson, Kent

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