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2003 12-28-2012 11:09 AM

Men dating women who are physically stronger than them
 
What do you think of this?

Do you think it goes against the natural order of things?

Men are bigger and stronger than women on average and certainly at the highest level, however I am amazed at how many girls tell me they seriously think they are about equal strength level with their partners.

If my girlfriend was a pro weightlifter bodybuilder or fighter I suppose thats one thing, but me personally, if for no real good reason my girl happened to be stronger than me..I would hit the gym 10 hours a day if I had to until this was rectified :D

Having a girlfriend who could legitimately kick your ass wouldn't be fun..even though most men are petrified of women for some reason..

Of course there is the ever under rated core strength and "strength from bearing children" that women often boast of over men..though in practical application I am not sure how much this would translate to other activities :devil:

I am also interested in the female perspective on this. I imagine that most probably would not care.

I tend to think the women I know who do think they are stronger than their boyfriend are probably mistaken..but I have no evidence of this fact. Maybe todays men really are a bunch of keyboard warriors/pansies.

No poll this time.

Punky 12-28-2012 11:34 AM

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as a woman i must say not only im weakers then men, im on Average weaker then most woman.

i dont know a woman who is stronger then her bf or anything close, hell even my 6 years old Cousin can kick my ass.

i make up for physical weakness in mental and emotional strength.

Nikki♥ 12-28-2012 11:42 AM

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Do couples like this one count too?


Sophitia36 12-28-2012 11:46 AM

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My female perspective on this... I don't know, is that a serious post?

I am rather strong for a female. If you're talking pure physical strength, I don't think I'm stronger than most men. My brother who is about the same build as me (not very tall and rather athletic) is certainly stronger than me (I know that because he's probably the only man I've ever tried to wrestle with lol). But some of my boyfriends were very skinny, and weighed less than me (and I'm not fat :D) so maybe I would have been stronger than them, I don't know.

The point is, being ashamed or uncomfortable because your girlfriend is physically stronger than you is the same as being ashamed because she is taller, or makes more money, or has a higher educational level than you... It is just the remnants of old standards that try to make you think that if you do not dominate your woman, then you are no real man. This is stupid, though I can understand why it might be difficult to shake off everything society has always taught you to believe.
Women are now increasingly recognised as full-fledged human beings, and the natural diversity of individuals is being less subjected to the pressure of social standards. So my take is, norms are mostly oppressive. Don't spend your life trying to deliberately break norms (that's just "conforming in reverse"), but do not let norms worry you too much. You are very likely to be physically stronger than your girlfriend, but if your girlfriend is stronger than you, so be it, why should you care? It does not make you less of a man.

GSMnadal 12-28-2012 11:48 AM

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2003 :lol:

I'm not strong, but I'm still stronger than the girls I date. Them being taller is something I find annoying enough, never mind stronger :p

Punky 12-28-2012 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Nikki♥ (Post 12620163)
Do couples like this one count too?


:eek:the pic is real??

Nikki♥ 12-28-2012 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Punky (Post 12620175)
:eek:the pic is real??

Yes. :o The holiday dinners were so delicious that my fiancÚ has to go to the gym a bit more often in order to be able to carry me over the threshold after our wedding.

Punky 12-28-2012 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Nikki♥ (Post 12620181)
Yes. :o The holiday dinners were so delicious that my fiancÚ has to go to the gym a bit more often in order to be able to carry me over the threshold after our wedding.

nice dress.

as long as ur not after my Dee, we are cool :p

MariaV 12-28-2012 12:32 PM

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2003 is back, the true keyboard warrior!!!!! :worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown:

abraxas21 12-28-2012 01:00 PM

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i once dated a girl was the same hight i am. it felt kinda ackward at the beginning.

The Prince 12-28-2012 01:06 PM

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Height would be the main thing for me. I'd hate to date someone who is taller than me. :o

Litotes 12-28-2012 01:38 PM

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I don't see the problem. I do not define myself by physical strength, and do not like to limit my options by these kinds of absolutes, so I'd be OK with a stronger girlfriend. Not that any physically stronger women have ever shown any interest.

GSMnadal 12-28-2012 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by abraxas21 (Post 12620211)
i once dated a girl was the same hight i am. it felt kinda ackward at the beginning.

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Originally Posted by The Bulldog (Post 12620222)
Height would be the main thing for me. I'd hate to date someone who is taller than me. :o

Had this twice (and I'm not even short, 1.85), it really feels weird. And when they're wearing heels it looks especially ridiculous :lol:

Litotes 12-28-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by GSMnadal (Post 12620271)
Had this twice (and I'm not even short, 1.85), it really feels weird. And when they're wearing heels it looks especially ridiculous :lol:

Twice? That's must be special even for the Netherlands. I know a man of 190 cm with a (slightly) taller wife, but I don't think he tried it twice, so to speak. Btw - she never wears high heels....

Goldenoldie 12-28-2012 01:45 PM

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My lady partner is physically stronger, and I don't have a problem with that - it means that she does all the gardening, decorating and furniture shifting while I sit in front of my computer posting on MTF.

I am happy as long as I can demonstrate my intellectual superiority on things like Trivial Pursuit and Mastermind.

:eek: (Preparing myself for quantities of bad reps in my inbox) :p


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