What Women Want More in Relationships

January 14, 2015


A recent survey on singles in America conducted by Match.com revealed women want more “me time” in relationships. Out of 2,000 respondents, 77% said they would like to have more time for themselves, followed by more nights out with friends and vacationing separately.

According to psychologists, this trend comes as no surprise given that over the past 50 years, women have gained more professional, social and financial independence, striving to make their own decisions about their lives.

Autonomy plays a big role in women’s movement toward equality, so the fact that women want to spend more quality time alone shouldn’t come as a shock.

In addition to female independence, another factor that explains these results is the fast pace of life, and the fact that most of us are always “available” in a technological kind of sense.

Wishing for some “down time” without any gadgets, internet or ways the people can reach us is a natural response to constantly being “bothered” by instant messages, e-mails and an input of more information than we can process.

So, what does this mean for men? It means women don’t want to “lose themselves” while they commit to another person, but most experts will agree this doesn’t signify any commitment issues.

Leaving space in our busy schedules to “reset” and do things we personally enjoy doing alone helps us deal with the pressure and stress of life, and doesn’t mean our commitment isn’t pure and honest. Most women make sure men understand that their needs are a priority as well.