I think our personal stereotypes are more like our own "scientific investigations" of life and the mean or average we come to as conclusions. If I meet 10 Catholics, and they are all good people. I assume most Catholics are good people. Do you follow me?
I understand your frustrations King. I have had them too with men. But I think it does come down to a compromise and respectful tiredness about having
to have things a certain way. I have given up some of my expectations about what a man can do for me. What I expect from him. Now if I meet a man I am
not in a relationship with I tend to treat him the same as I do my husband. I flirt and joke, and they like that. I get along with men probably
better than women. But I have to say that I wasn't always this way. My ex and I used to fight all the time. So part of it has to do with how each sex
looks at each other. You aren't going to get respect from a woman that you do not treat with respect.