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Men are concerned about crossing boundaries, having their actions misinterpreted, or even adhering to traditional gender roles like paying for a date, said Three Day Rule chief executive officer and founder Talia Goldstein.

Meanwhile, some women said they were too worn out by inappropriate behavior or triggered by the news to want to spend time with men, and some worry about how and when to call out men they’re dating for harassment.

“The #Me Too movement seems to be exacerbating daters’ anxieties about sexual assault and hookup culture,” she said.

“In years past, young people were extremely excited about discussions surrounding sex, online dating, sexuality, etc., but now they’re worried about political correctness.” Some bicurious women may be more comfortable dating other women Another potential side effect of the anxiety surrounding dating? In her informal research in recent months she has found a lot of self-identified “straight” women on Ok Cupid and Tinder looking for other women for hookups and bisexual-identified women who say they are dating men more infrequently these days.

Dan Sheehan, a 27-year-old writer in Los Angeles, has felt a palpable shift in the dating world over the last six months compared to the last time he was single two years ago.

When the bill comes on a first date, he doesn’t jump to grab it first.

The #Me Too debate is putting a damper on some healthy discussions and expressions of sexuality, said Reynolds, who noted the discourse surrounding it is making hookup culture on apps like Tinder and Grindr more contentious in her own classes.

Some 81% of women have experienced sexual harassment since their teenage years, a recent nationwide survey from nonprofit Stop Street Harassment found.

There are 321,500 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year in the U.

“Bicurious women might feel more comfortable exploring their sexualities in a low-pressure context today, because the potential for sexual assault is perceived as being lower with two female partners,” she said.

But there is another complication in this theory: Bisexual women report higher percentages of sexual assault than lesbian and heterosexual women.

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