Dating and relationships are difficult even on a good day. And good days are pretty rare. Unfortunately, that is the reality everyone lives in when navigating the romantic world. Especially women. But at least they have a place to vent.

The subreddit r/FemaleDatingStrategy has 175K members (or as it calls them, queens), constantly discussing their love lives, and that includes all the nonsense that arises too. Continue scrolling and check out what they have to say.

#1

Men Only Bringing The Audacity, Yet Again, To The Table!

Men Only Bringing The Audacity, Yet Again, To The Table!

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
2 months ago

Took me a sec to realize it, but good going. You have to consider yourself first.1

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To help you get a better understanding of these posts, Bored Panda got in touch with dating coach, 2 million view TED speaker, and media personality Hayley Quinn. She believes that "dating is different for men and women. However, you'd be wrong to think that one gender has it easy."

"Instead men and women often face equal and opposite problems to one another," Quinn said. "Guys might struggle to think of how to approach a woman, and women (who traditionally and maybe wrongly) have been told they can't make the first move and so panic over where they can find all the guys that want to approach them."

#2

Say It Louder For The People In The Back!!

Say It Louder For The People In The Back!!

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denzoren
Community Member
2 months ago

I've never understood this...if you lose control over what a woman wears then you need some serious help. The problem definitely isn't the clothes.1

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#3

Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
2 months ago

haha, love this!1

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In the world of online dating, Quinn also sees noticeable disparities. "Guys may feel like they're having to move heaven and earth to get one lousy response from a woman, whilst women can feel overwhelmed and harassed by unsuitable suitors," she explained. "Men could usually learn from women that they need to have higher standards for the women they interact with, and women could take a leaf out of men's dating and learn how they too can be proactive."

#4

Some Men Need To Learn This

Some Men Need To Learn This

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BingeFest1
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

This goes for everybody. Treat others the way you want to be treated1

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#5

“Nudes?” He Asked Hopefully

“Nudes?” He Asked Hopefully

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
2 months ago

Well done.1

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In 2020, the Pew Research Center surveyed Americans to find out more about their love life. While single-and-looking men and women reported equal levels of dissatisfaction with their dating lives and the ease of finding people to date, women were more likely to say they have had some particularly negative experiences.

Most women who were single and looking to date (65%) said they have experienced at least one of six harassing behaviors asked about in the survey from someone they were dating or had been on a date with, such as being touched in a way that made them uncomfortable or rumors being spread about their sexual history.

#6

Oops

Oops

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

When you made an effort and treated her well and when you just stopped.1

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#7

Stop Normalizing Men’s Immaturity

Stop Normalizing Men’s Immaturity

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
2 months ago

Everytime!1

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"Though men might think women have guys queuing up to date them (which sounds great right?) in reality women face plenty of dating challenges," Quinn said. "They may feel emotionally drained by dating, as they push through dates where they don't feel a connection. If they're seeking a relationship they may struggle to tell which guy's going to be in for the long haul, and who will disappear at the first inkling of commitment. They may even not know how to get offline and actually meet men in real life; and get stuck in the belief that all the 'good men' have run out, and it's impossible to meet someone."

The dating coach added that women also face significantly more judgement around things like their age, which can be a challenge on dating apps; and more scrutiny for expressing their sexuality. "So don't think that just because she's got a queue of potential suitors that she's not having a hard time dating."

We all can be douches to one another. Let's not.

#8

That Really Puts It In Perspective

That Really Puts It In Perspective

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

And it's always on us, don't dress that way, don't walk there, don't provoke. When it happens we didn't fight enough, fought too hard, didn't say no, didn't mean it when we said it. If we report it we get blamed, re traumatized by questions and rape kits that are then left untouched, called liars.1

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#9

Lol

Lol

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I am avoiding my homework
Community Member
2 months ago

Agree entirely and this is one of the reasons I hate Disney movies1

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#10

Shrug

Shrug

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Susan Green
Community Member
2 months ago

Good for you.1

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#11

100% True For Me

100% True For Me

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel a drop off interest on men (thanks a lot) when I say my husband is a police officer or a jujitsu master.1

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#12

A Queen Grandmama

A Queen Grandmama

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

Grandma rocks!1

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#13

Cracks Me Up Every Time

Cracks Me Up Every Time

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Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this 🤣🤣🤣🤣1

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#14

They Will Always Make “Single Mothers” The Villains To Shift Blame From Male Predators Or Male Parental Child Neglect

They Will Always Make “Single Mothers” The Villains To Shift Blame From Male Predators Or Male Parental Child Neglect

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

Ew. Just ew.1

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#15

Speaks For Itself

Speaks For Itself

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Ana
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm still thinking about the time women had to use hat pins to defend themselves from handsy men. They were covered in fabric from head to tow. It's never about the way you dress, it's about being decent.1

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#16

Perfect Way To Deal With Their “Jokes”

Perfect Way To Deal With Their “Jokes”

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Nandina
Community Member
2 months ago

I sure wish I was that savy when I was that age1

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#17

Be A Hvm In All Aspects Of Life

Be A Hvm In All Aspects Of Life

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Rachel Peterson
Community Member
2 months ago

I always support the allies, reminding them how much I value them.1

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#18

How Many Of You “Developed” Issues While In A Relationship? I’ll Go First: Depression And Anxiety. Cured As Soon As We Broke Up

How Many Of You “Developed” Issues While In A Relationship? I’ll Go First: Depression And Anxiety. Cured As Soon As We Broke Up

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K Witmer
Community Member
2 months ago

My mom was convinced she was just a miserable person. She eloped w my dad when she was 15 he was 19. She was 25 when she got divorced she then realized she was a very outgoing extrovert that loved to smile and be herself1

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#19

Keep It Real Out There

Keep It Real Out There

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

So true.1

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#20

Hvm Right There. Take Note Scrotes

Hvm Right There. Take Note Scrotes

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Eppe
Community Member
2 months ago

This lizzard lifts us all to a higher level1

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#21

I Got You, Babe

I Got You, Babe

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QueenMiri
Community Member
2 months ago

Well done1

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#22

Nothing But Truth

Nothing But Truth

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Emme Magnolia
Community Member
2 months ago

Men also shame women for being raped1

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#23

Where Is The Lie?

Where Is The Lie?

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Crystal A Rivera
Community Member
2 months ago

TRUTH.1

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#24

Being Decent Isn’t Difficult

Being Decent Isn’t Difficult

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
2 months ago

If everywoman had father like this...1

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#25

Geee I Wonder Why

Geee I Wonder Why

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
2 months ago

Short, ugly, broke and stupid.1

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#26

This Almost Makes Me Want To Redownload Dating Apps To Do The Same!

This Almost Makes Me Want To Redownload Dating Apps To Do The Same!

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Otter
Community Member
2 months ago

That woman is a true patriot!1

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#27

Even A 35 Yo Man Has These Same Meltdowns But They're The Logical Sex!!!

Even A 35 Yo Man Has These Same Meltdowns But They're The Logical Sex!!!

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, someone need to practice house chores more often.1

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#28

Watch The Way Men Treat Women They're Not Attracted To

Watch The Way Men Treat Women They're Not Attracted To

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Ana Ferreira
Community Member
2 months ago

Also, the way they treat women that are not attracted to them.1

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#29

The Message

The Message

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Choose to empower your kids by considering them now and in the future. Spot on1

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#30

Mom Praising Son-In-Law For The Bare Minimum

Mom Praising Son-In-Law For The Bare Minimum

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Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

as a man and a dad please please please stop calling or considering it babysitting when you're / he's just being a father !!! educate your kids, play with them, change diapers, study with them, create bonds, get involved. kids are not plants !!! these are a parent's job. not a mother's chores1

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#31

Why Are Males?

Why Are Males?

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

I would call him out, get management and then call the cops! Effing dirty slob.1

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#32

Leave Him In The Dust

Leave Him In The Dust

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El muerto
Community Member
2 months ago

some time it bothers me, some women think they don't have a choice because they are in love.1

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#33

This Is Why We Can’t Even Trust The “Good” Guys

This Is Why We Can’t Even Trust The “Good” Guys

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

This gives me the creeps.1

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#34

Keep Your Friends Safe!

Keep Your Friends Safe!

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Marny
Community Member
2 months ago

It's appalling that this is something they actually need.1

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#35

Used Or New, We Will Run You Over

Used Or New, We Will Run You Over

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
2 months ago

Please tell me he is a virgin too. Ask for what you can also offer.1

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#36

Thoughts?

Thoughts?

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BingeFest1
Community Member
2 months ago

If I ever actually find somebody I'd want to marry I would never propose with anybody around. I would want to eliminate any peer pressure and create an intimate environment1

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#37

Instead Of Holding Rapists/Harassers Accountable, He Mocks Women For Trying To Protect Themselves. A True Pos

Instead Of Holding Rapists/Harassers Accountable, He Mocks Women For Trying To Protect Themselves. A True Pos

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago

Although this should not be laughed about at all, I do sometimes think it, although obviously it might help indicate where they were or the person on the line seeing or hearing the person, but..it doesn't stop horrible people doing horrible things. For example, I will NOT take a taxi on my own. Ever. This means I sometimes end up dragging 2 heavy shopping bags and a heavy backpack with groceries, whilst walking home for 20-30 minutes, so my husband says "just take a taxi, and call with me". It's a nice thought..But him calling with me isn't going to help me if the taxi driver decides to take a detour. Sharing location might be most helpful..but even then, I'd be afraid that it's just helpful to locate my lifeless body.1

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#38

Henry Viii's Wives If They'd Never Met Him

Henry Viii's Wives If They'd Never Met Him

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Ana
Community Member
2 months ago

I still think Anne of Cleves got the best deal. She didn't have to remain married to Henry VIII and even got a sweet castle and money to boot and she never ever had to get married again.1

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#39

Thought This Belongs Here. (From Selfawarewolves... Men Are So Close, I Can't Decide If They're Ignorant On Purpose Or Genuinely Can't Grasp Basic Concepts)

Thought This Belongs Here. (From Selfawarewolves... Men Are So Close, I Can't Decide If They're Ignorant On Purpose Or Genuinely Can't Grasp Basic Concepts)

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Sounds like the guy who yells "hey pretty lady" and approaches a woman they don't know, and when she "walks fast" to get away or tells him to stop, she has a "bad attitude"1

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#40

Being In You 20’s Should Be About Self Development, Your Eduction And To Lay The Foundation For Financial Independence

Being In You 20’s Should Be About Self Development, Your Eduction And To Lay The Foundation For Financial Independence

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

This!1

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#41

Most Stay-At-Moms Do Not Get The Luxury Of Building A Career, Or Even The Luxury Of A Personal Life This Is How Women End Up In A Financial Trap With No Support

Most Stay-At-Moms Do Not Get The Luxury Of Building A Career, Or Even The Luxury Of A Personal Life This Is How Women End Up In A Financial Trap With No Support

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Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

when we had our first child i was at a moment in my life where i was wondering what i really wanted to do and i felt like i needed to make some changes in my professional life. my wife loves her job !! and anyway she earned more than me. so i stayed home raised our child, cleaned the house, cooked, gardened and so on for 3 years. and i loved it !! it also gave me time to study and create my business. i still do all this since i work from home. chores are an adult's job !! not a woman's job. you don't babysit your kids. be a father !! that's very different. and so on !!1

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#42

Say It Louder For These Predatory Men!

Say It Louder For These Predatory Men!

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Kristy Nelson
Community Member
2 months ago

It's just creepy.1

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#43

Tea

Tea

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QueenMiri
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Women who could tell stories about crazy ex boyfriends rarely make it out alive. That's why you only hear about crazy ex girlfriends.1

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#44

Seriously

Seriously

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Guido Pisano
Community Member
2 months ago

helping your wife means that most of the job is on her shoulder. I prefer say that I do my part...1

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#45

Reminder

Reminder

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J. F.
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm a misanthrope- I actually enjoy to not have to deal with somebody on a daily basis. I must be a quite rare man according to this article1

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#46

We Used To Think We Were Always At Fault

We Used To Think We Were Always At Fault

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Zephyr Anthem
Community Member
2 months ago

True if you date a self centered douche who doesn't care about your pleasure...1

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#47

Women Protect Women From Harm. Men Protect Other Men's Ability To Lie, Cheat, And Knowingly Harm Women

Women Protect Women From Harm. Men Protect Other Men's Ability To Lie, Cheat, And Knowingly Harm Women

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Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

i lost a friend telling his gf he cheated on her. but i had to. she is a very nice person and deserved better. she and i are still friends years later and was invited to my wedding. i haven't heard from him for 20 years but i don't care !! i don't want that kind of people in my life. the way he treated her made me wonder about the way he treats people in general and his friends too1

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#48

Never Settle For Less Than You Deserve

Never Settle For Less Than You Deserve

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

And f**k politeness, it can get you killed.1

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#49

It Never Ends

It Never Ends

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

What does he look like?1

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#50

*internal Screaming, Forever*

*internal Screaming, Forever*

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BingeFest1
Community Member
2 months ago

She caught a whiff of the open-ass hot raw tuna special1

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