It's been the age old debate, should women approach a guy they're interested in, or should they wait on God and the man? Traditionally, guys make the first move, and many women still feel this way. However, there are some brave women that go for it and realize that often closed mouths do not get fed.
There also seems to be several women that complain about the shortage of good men, not being able to find a husband, and being lonely. They then date subpar men and even knuckleheads and deadbeats simply because they approach them and they feel they can change them. Then they end up bitter, heartbroken, financially broke from having a love child, and possibly even going to the clinic for an STD.
Times have changed people! Gas prices have risen to astronomical levels, we have a black president, cell phones have replaced house phones, the Internet and social media are replacing newspapers, and Netflix and Redbox have essentiallly replaced physical movie rental places such as Blockbuster. Bob Dylan once sang "The Times Are Changing". One has to change and adjust to the times as well. This reminds me also of the definition of insanity: "doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result".
My thing is guys should still approach women and not worry about rejection and bitterness. More women, however, need to get with the program as well. You say you want to be equals with men in certain areas. Well, this is a good opportunity for the ladies. I'm personally flattered when a woman takes charge and approaches me. Shows confidence and a sense of forward thinking.
Many relationships are ending right now as they often do when the weather breaks. So how will you approach your next mate? I do believe in letting God assist us in this process. However, often folks confuse things and fail to realize that God wants both parties to feel comfortable in expressing themselves. Love and relationships do not just happen, they are developed and maintained through hard work. One should start changing and developing in yourself and tell that person, man or woman, how you feel. Tradition should be left in the history books so love can happen!