Wow. This is probably the first time my blurb title has ever precisely provided a complete meaning of the question without any further explanation needed on my part.
But that doesn’t save you from me getting wordy and additionally descriptive.
Perhaps a better question would actually be if the gender roles still exist, and if they do (which I’m sure is the case in some relationships) does it really matter?
It’s a new age. This isn’t the era of ‘Mad Men’. Commercials for laundry soap are being marked towards the Stay-at-Home-Dad. Being able to cook has become “cool”. Women going hunting has become “hot”. Are there still some expectations for us to maintain some gender-oriented items despite them being out-of-date?
So, if you’re looking for a relationship how much of a Man’s Man are you looking for. How much of a Girly Girl is being enough?
Do you expect your boyfriend/husband/boyfriend to prepare dinner when you’re working late? Do you mind that your wife/girlfriend can clean your clock (and wallet) at poker?
How about when courting? Does it really matter these days who asks who out? Who makes the first call? Who approaches whom? *again remember we are trying to throw away all conventionality*