I’m sure we’re all familiar with couples where the guy is dominant, but what about those ‘equal’ relationships where both partners appear to respect and value each other?
I was talking to a friend recently and she said something that set me thinking. “I’m tired of being strong,” she said. “Everybody tells me how great it is that I’m so independent and successful, but sometimes I just want someone else to decide things for me.”
She didn’t need anybody to look after her, she doesn’t want to be dominated, but her idea of a perfect relationship is one with a strong guy who will take responsibility for most of the decisions and take the lead in bed. She’s someone that has strong opinions, and I can see her insisting on getting her own way over important issues, but by and large she would rather just follow.
I don’t think she’s unnusual in this. In fact I’m pretty sure that she’s fairly representative of the female of the species in this. Given trust, respect, etc, I think most women will generally prefer to be led.
What say ye? How does it work in your experience?