There's tons of information exchanged in those lusty-eyed days of the getting-to-know-you phase of a relationship. Staying up until the wee hours of the morning, passing stories of childhood back and forth, lingering over after-dinner drinks with tales of high school shenanigans — it's all part of the magic. But as time goes by the you may realize you don't share the same views on important topics like gender equality and women's rights. This means some hard conversations are ahead, so best to be prepared for what to do if you realize your partner isn't a feminist.
Those rose-colored glasses can fog up pretty quickly when the reality sinks in that you and your SO aren't simpatico on your world views. A situation like this makes it easy to question everything and toss in the towel, but you don't have to. If you're invested in this relationship you should make your best attempt at educating and exposing your partner to what feminism is all about. You may find that with a little knowledge and guidance, they become more open to exploring this topic than you thought. And ultimately, with these six ideas, your partner will not only support feminism, but come to identify as a feminist as well.