This could be an old people problem rather than specifically a Mormon problem. I know from things my parents have said that if they were at a dance & a guy asked a girl to dance and she said no that was considered incredibly rude. With the individuals men in charge of the LDS all being old as dirt & their attitudes being the ones the church is following.
Not that this excuses the Mormons. My parents may have grown up with that attitude but they both dropped it as society changed.