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Are men expected to drive?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Bauer May 1, 2013. 18 Replies

Is it the Man's job to drive?  Chauffering a lady seems like a gentlemanly act. I understand that a gentleman grants favors easily and freely. So it seems gentlemanly to drive when a lady would…Continue

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Jack Bauer replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"There are more women drivers, by quantity, than men ... but men drive more, longer, and farther than women.  So, you'd expect more violations/ accidents on average.  I doubt insurance has all that nuanced a view of…"
May 1, 2013
Paul_of_TX replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"I have never understood that. From my own experience I recall more females totaling their cars than males. Usually if you ask a guy how they got a particular dent, scratch or other blemish on their car they know when, where and how it happened.…"
May 1, 2013
Nick H replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"We joke about women drivers but its usually men that are worse hence we pay more for car insurance. In Europe this was recently challenged since it discriminates against men, The courts agreed and now women have to pay as much as men. Yay equality:)"
May 1, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"JB"
May 1, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"I drive near 100% of the time when my wife and I are in the car together.  Only real exception is when we're on a really long car trip and I've just had it.  I handed over the driver's seat on the second day of a Disneyworld…"
May 1, 2013
Paul_of_TX replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"If there are no female drivers of course the world would be much safer but who would you flirt with? The lonely truck drivers? Life needs a bit of spice, excitement and near death experiences."
May 1, 2013
Paul_of_TX replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"I guess I do the driving about 70% of the time.  On a date I almost always drive and I open the door for my wife. My wife is not a good driver but insists she is only a bad driver when I ride with her. I claim she only notices it when I ride…"
May 1, 2013
Ronaldus Magnus replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"Who would ever want another female driver on the road? If you have a choice always drive never let a female drive anywhere if you can help it. It is safer for everybody involved if you drive.  "
May 1, 2013
David F. replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"Well said"
May 1, 2013
David F. replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"That is between you and your lady. My wife pays the bill when we dine out.  It comes out of the same account so it does not matter between us who deals with it.  That being said I find it amusing how often I am give the check rather then…"
May 1, 2013
Nick H replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"I agree with the taking charge bit for dating. Being a passenger is very passive. What woman wants to date a passive man?"
May 1, 2013
Nick H replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
May 1, 2013
Liam Strain replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"expectation? I suppose that depends on the woman and your relationship. My wife likes to drive, as do I. I mind driving over long distances less than she, but she's happy to as well...  I tend to drive on the weekends, because I…"
Apr 30, 2013
Sir replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"On a date:  yes, mostly. Married:  I think you can trade off.  We do."
Apr 30, 2013
Carl Monster replied to Theo Anderson's discussion Are men expected to drive?
"If you are dating or want to date this person, yes, be the driver. If this is an acquaintance or even a good friend you want to keep that way, then no; do whatever is mutually satisfactory."
Apr 30, 2013
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Are men expected to drive?

Is it the Man's job to drive?  Chauffering a lady seems like a gentlemanly act. I understand that a gentleman grants favors easily and freely. So it seems gentlemanly to drive when a lady would consider it a favor.While I don't particularly enjoy driving, I am fine with stoically taking up the duty when my lady is in need.But my question is; is there an implied expectation that men drive women? Am I failing my manly duty by not assuming constantly that I should be the one driving? See More
Apr 30, 2013

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