In a recent sit-down interview with Good Morning America, host Robin Roberts asked Serena what she wants to teach her daughter about being a strong woman. Serena said:
Embrace it. I’m also going to tell her to make the first move. I want to teach her that it’s okay to make the first move, that it’s okay to ask and to say listen, I want a chance at being in this play…put me in or give me this first opportunity. I literally made the first move in my tennis career.
My dad said I was too young and so small and I wasn’t ready but I knew I was ready and I made that first move. I want my daughter to do the same. She continued with, We’re taught as a society that we, women, have to wait and be second but that’s not true. We can be first. I love being first, I only like being first.
She also talked about making the first move at being friends. Serena says, “It’s okay to go up to a person and say, hey, lets’ be friends or in a business setting to say I want an opportunity to interview for this job. Instead of waiting for things to come to you, it’s important to take that opportunity and make that first move.” I agree 100%. Being proactive in life is a good thing.
Making the first move certainly paid off for Serena not only in her tennis career but also in love. She met her now husband Alexis Ohanian by speaking to him first. It was Serena who invited him to join her team for dinner at their initial meeting when they were guests at the same hotel. How do you feel about a woman making the first move in love?
I’m all for it. What comes to mind when I think about it is a woman who exudes a friendly spirit. Proverbs 18:24 says, “A man that has friends must show himself friendly.” A friendly spirit displays open body language. It sends a message that says I like people and I’m
Serena recently partnered with the dating app Bumble to encourage women to make the first move in love. When I saw the commercial, titled The Ball Is In Her Court, I was blown away by the strong message. Have you seen it? Watch it below and we’ll talk after…
Love it! Now let me be clear; when I say I’m all for a woman making the first move in love, I mean simple actions like saying hello. Giving a genuine compliment. A simple smile. Talking to strangers and even inviting him out to join your group of friends
Something to think about…
What say you? Is it okay for women to make the first move in romantic love? How does making the first move look to you? What does showing yourself friendly mean to you and how does it look?