All in all, it's a situation that just sucks as you're never quite sure when you're about to hit a landmine. And the only way for men to avoid it is to give up on meeting people in person, and just go for online dating.
Lets not be naive 12 year olds here. You can wear shorts without them being super tight or super short. If you opt for the latter it is because you want to feel sexy.
In general yes, but some things like jogging really require less in the way of clothing during parts of the year.
That being said, I don't see men baring that much skin as the status quo when jogging. So, perhaps covering up a bit more is a legitimate option.
Yeah, modern fashion seems to have forgotten that clothing is intended for social signals as much as for comfort or practicality. I don't blame people for not understanding the signals they're giving off, most people simply aren't taught that it's important anymore. They just see something in the aisles at Target and assume it's OK to where whenever they want to.
My favorites are the women that will stand right in my gaze and then get upset about the fact that I'm still staring off into thin air. Sometimes I wonder if the status reason for offense is the real reason.
Sometimes, that annoys me for other reasons. I'm staring into nothing thinking about stuff and then a woman in shapely leggings will pass by and distract me.
It's like they trigger unconscious part of my brains that screams to my conscious part: Dude, never mind that crap you're thinking about! Woman in shapely leggings passing through, pay attention!
Sometimes, I'm just glad to stare, but sometimes, I wish women would dress up more.
I fully support people in general wearing more reasonable clothing. Women's fashion makes it hard to find clothes that are modest and well-fitting, and men's fashion seems to have taken over the bag-person look. *infinite facepalms* I'm always wondering 1) Can dress themselves? and 2) Why run the risk of on their own pants in public?
I guess if we average the two trends out, we get to a non-distracting amount of coverage per person?