With Slovenian Men and Women and Dating, Who Should Initiate?

Published by Online Dating — 04-02-2020 06:04:50 AM

The question of who should initiate is complex and people have all sorts of opinions. This is my take on the best way to handle at least the first 4-5 dates. After that, things can loosen up a bit because you are starting to become an “item” and dating is on the brink of moving into the first phase of relationship.

So here are the different opinions – I’ll list them each separately

1. Let Slovenain Men Initiate

What I have seen to work best time after time is to let men initiate in terms of asking you out. I often refer to ballroom dancing to illustrate my thinking. In ballroom dancing, you can only have one leader and one follower if you want to dance well. Other wise two leaders produces a power struggle and two followers means you are going no where.

That’s why I recommend holding of on initiating anything, from calling or texting or asking men out. Don’t do it.

2. Ask Him Out Only Once

Some Slovenian women feel they will lose their minds if they don’t ask a man out. So I tell them, well I don’t want you to lose your mind. Do it ONCE. Then see if he picks up the ball.

Sometimes a man will just be curious, but then once you do spend a little time together, the rare guy who needs this kind of nudge will think, “Hmmm, I like her and want to see her again.” So he asks you out. But the last thing you want to do is pursue a man. Never ask a man out more than once. If you do, don’t expect him to ever take the lead – he’ll think why should he when its clear you are willing to do all the work. And if that idea doesn’t bother you, well more power to you.

Most women start to get irritated with a  man who never takes the lead. To prevent this irritation ladies, don’t take the lead in the first place. Simple as that. If you do, you will likely find a man who is a bit more passive and willing to let you be in the driver seat on everything. While that might have advantages, most women get annoyed sooner or later.

3. I Like a Slovenian Woman Who Initiates

Some men seem to think the woman needs to prove herself by showing she’s not afraid to take the lead. In some cases, these men tend to be egalitarians, wanting things to be balanced and equal.  They are willing to take turns but not shoulder the responsibility. This is probably more related to younger guys for the most part who today are under 40 or 35 even.

This is a small percentage of men. And some of them have a chip on their should about women from being burned, rejected or taken to the cleaners from divorce. Personally, I’m a little leery of this type of guy.

4. If She Likes Me, She’ll Initiate

Yes this is a new breed of Slovenian man who is what I have termed “Low ‘T’”. If you have seen the prescription TV commercials for Low “T”, its all about low testosterone. Now I’m not a doctor obviously and have no way of knowing if the men who truly prefer a woman to initiate are actually Low “T”.  But when you think about it, any man who thinks its the woman’s job to give him her phone number and initiate dating is a man who isn’t “getting much” if you know what I mean.

Hence my feelings about this type of guy’s low testosterone levels. Younger men (well not only younger men) are driven by the desire to have s.e.x. That’s no secret. So if a man isn’t doing what he can to find a woman he loves (to have s.e.x with) or a woman for a one night stand, that’s a sure sign of a low s.e.x drive case closed. Or they fear taking a stand or sticking their neck out.

I found this comment on the Loveawake Slovenian forum about who should initiate – a man or the woman, written by a guy who shares his point of view and experience with it.

“If I am attracted to the woman, I believe it is my responsibility to initiate and plan out the date. I think one of the worst things you can ask a girl after you ask her out and she accepts is “okay, what do you want to do?” This gives the appearance as wishy/washy and not being able to assert control. Wimpy/whiner guys do this because they are afraid to make any kind of judgement call. If I ask, I will assume control and organize the date….after all, I am trying impress here and show a little bit about my personality.

I believe most women would want a guy to act like a man. Have the ability to take control over a situation when it presents itself. Not need her to be a part of every decision making process. And above all, be strong. Maybe I’m wrong. But believing in this philosophy has not let me down yet during the early “getting to know you” stages.”

Now after the first 4-6 dates, things start to balance out as you enter the first phase of relationship. I think you still want to take the initiate slowly, maybe a 1:3 ratio with the man still take on the lion’s share. This way you don’t overwhelm him or invade his territory. Just keep in mind that in many long-term relationships, eventually the wife plans the vast majority of socializing. So as I said, things tend to balance out. But there’s no need to rush it.

Most dating experts agree, things tend to work best when you let the Slovenian man lead during the initial get to know you phase of dating. You really can’t go wrong by hanging back. And if you do meet one of those guys who thinks you should initiate, oh well. You weren’t going to win them all any way and that’s still a small percentage of men.

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