In relationships, men often get labeled as the less romantic half of the couple. But what if this stereotype isn’t quite accurate? What if the truth is that men are actually more romantic than their female counterparts? Let’s take a look at why this might be so.
The “Romantic” Gender Role
One possible explanation for why men might be more romantic than women is due to gender roles. In many cultures, it is expected that men will be the ones taking charge when it comes to romance. This leads to men having to put in extra effort in order to make sure they are fulfilling these expectations. This can lead them to come up with creative and unique ideas that women may not have thought of on their own.
In contrast, women are more inclined to receive romance as opposed to creating it. Some of us may feel like they don’t need to put in as much effort because they don’t have those same expectations placed upon them. As a result, they may not be as motivated to come up with grand gestures or do something special for their partners.
The “Biggest Fan” Theory
Another possibility is what some people call the “biggest fan” theory. It states that when two people are in a relationship, one partner tends to be more invested than the other—and usually it’s the man who is more invested. This means that he will typically try harder and go out of his way in order to make his partner happy and show his love for her. Whether it’s sending flowers or planning a surprise date night, these acts of romance require time, energy, and creativity—all things that men tend to be willing to put in more of than women do.
At the end of the day, it really boils down to preferences and personal dynamics between partners in a relationship. Some couples may find that both partners are equally capable of coming up with romantic gestures while others may discover that one person tends to take charge when it comes to matters of romance and affection. Either way, there's no denying that there's something special about the idea of being someone's biggest fan—so why not embrace it? No matter what your gender is!
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Stéphanie Tumba is a multi-award-winning writer and entrepreneur with a background in global marketing. In 2016, she met Human Connections co-founder and matchmaker, Marie Kveldúlfsson, upon the launch of her relationship, dating, and divorce book called 100 Dates and a Wedding. Marie being an expert matchmaker and Stephanie knowing London dating scene, they decided to join forces & skills and set up Human Connections (formerly Celest Connections).
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