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“We Want Emotional Connection” – Danica Patrick On “The Ask Being Made” for Men to “Activate the Femininity” Within Them

Published 12/03/2022, 12:45 PM EST

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Being a trailblazer in NASCAR, Danica Patrick is one of the best examples of a woman balancing between her divine feminine and masculine. Throughout her racing career, Patrick’s personal life has always been a matter of interest for the media and the audiences. And with her dating history, it is safe to assume that the Xfinity driver has a lot to share on the topic of what women want from men.

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In the recent episode of the Pretty Intense podcast, Danica Patrick discussed dating as well as the concept of masculinity with podcaster and YouTuber Chris Williamson. During her conversation with him, Patrick revealed what, according to her, women want from men.


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Patrick urges men to embrace feminity

The former Xfinity Series driver said, “Well, there’s definitely a call by women for men to get more in touch with their feelings to be able to open up more. Like women are craving a connection that goes beyond just providing. We want (an) emotional connection. So, there is an ask being made for sure.”

Further, Patrick shared that both men and women have the divine feminine and masculine within them. She explained that women today are happy to step into their masculinity and stand up for themselves. Moreover, not being dependent on a ‘provider’ is acceptable and rather praised by society.


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However, she was curious if men too are comfortable stepping into their femininity. She asked Williamson if the men also practice that balance or engage in activating the femininity within them.

To this Williamson replied, “It’s difficult to try and find a place as a man to like embrace femininity. Especially, because of the way that you grow up that it’s status competition between you and other guys. It’s very rare that other guys are going to tell other guys that they need to be more feminine. ‘Hey man, you should really embrace your feminity.’ (Patrick laughs) Think about it.” 

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Although Patrick accepted Williamson’s explanation to be true, it seems that all she wants from men is to connect more with their feelings. Her past relationships might have been a huge contributing factor to making her realize how important it is for men to be more open and comfortable about their feelings.

Danica Patrick and her relationships through the years

Danica Patrick has never tried to keep her romantic relationships a secret. In fact, Patrick has always been open about her personal life in the media. The NASCAR driver’s first public relationship was with her physical therapist Paul Edward Hospenthal. Married from 2005 to 2012, the couple met when Patrick suffered a knee injury during a yoga session.


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Furthermore, after her divorce from Hospenthal in 2012, Patrick began dating NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse Jr. The couple dated for five years before their separation in 2017. After a heartbreaking separation, Patrick entered the dating game again with NFL star Aaron Rodgers in January 2018.

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Rodgers and Patrick were the most happening star couple until their separation in 2021. While talking about her breakup with Rodgers, Patrick told Us Magazine, “My heart got broken open to both ends of the spectrum.”


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Following this, Patrick announced her new relationship with entrepreneur Carter Comstock in April 2021. However, after almost a year of dating, the NASCAR driver confirmed her breakup with Comstock in March 2022.

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Written by:

Devyani Sharma


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Devyani Sharma is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her postgrad in English Literature, she has worked as a content writer for a while now. With over three years of experience in the field and hundreds of articles published on the web, Devyani has now associated with EssentiallySports to start her journey in the world of sports journalism.
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Akash Pandhare