Agree or disagree & why?
detailed and thoughtful answers are appreciated
Not in my case. It's completely opposite in my case.
I'd agree with that, but I think it would be more accurate to say people with more masculine or feminine approaches to love, because gender doesn't completely overlap with them.
That said, we guys do get excited by different things- her job or career is usually an afterthought to us, whereas it is front and center for most girls, also those who have good jobs.
In my experience, girls and women also seem to be more influenced by their social circles when it comes to love.
I think that men select partners pragmatically and women more romantically/idealistically in the lower segment of the population, based on intelligence, as those people tend to follow stereotypical behavior patterns more reliably than more intelligent people. What you suggest is contrary to stereotypes - in my experience - and would be more typical of more intelligent people.
Men "love" unconditionally because the qualities of the woman outside of her fertility are largely inconsequential factor in reproduction.
As long as the male remains with the woman and provides for her with the best of his ability, it is all that matters.
Women appear to love pragmatically, or to not love at all, because they are constantly looking for a better survival opportunity for herself and her offspring.
Well, i would say clearly men do love women but women don't love men. Or how else would you explain men expressing their wish to find a lovely woman while women barely say anywhere how much they love men? Just Ask the women if they Love men. /sarcasm side.
I think that rings pretty much true as a tendency.
Often women love the potential (aka for her she sees him as a superhero) they can imagine in a man and what he brings to the table *right now* while men love the woman for what she is today and how she can be realistically an even better image of herself.
But women just like men love each other when there's any attraction. If there's no attraction then they're left without love.
I disagree, mainly because everyone is an individual and there are men that have used relationships for opportunity or gains while there are women that had loved because they thought it would be 'the one'. That being said, you aren't wrong in that regard that this happens vice versa as well.
i don't really agree on overarching notions of gender as it relies too much on sexist notions. i think plenty if not most women love based on idealism and romance. i think plenty if not most men love based on pragmatism
If that were the case, romantic movies (watched by women primarily) wouldn't be so popular and porn wouldn't be a thing at all. There is nothing more opportunistic than porn that almost every man seems to build his life around.
I can’t lump everyone into such categories like that.
Human being are very fluid in their spectrum of behavior and thought.
I think it comes down to individuals, rather than gender...
It is true, women in general love opportunistically. Of course they are not all like that but a large percentage are. Women will mostly always go for a upgrade if they can find it.
It's the complete opposite, then i would agree.
Men are generally focused on wanting to have sex over having a relationship. Especially if that ass is stupid thicc
Replace men with "some people" and replace women with "other people."
The suckiness of men makes us realize they’re only good for material things, so no.
I'm *NOT* idealistic or romantic ahaha. I may be sweet, but I am very sexual and will not stay in a relationship without sex.
Stereotypically its true
You stole my line... :)
@PrincessGrail is very idealistic/romantic
People are far more individualistic than that.
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The amount of dick pix hitting my inbox from every guy I try to date, shows me that men love oppurtunistically for sex.
Maybe later they want love and romance.
To note, the amount of money being sucked out of men daily by predatory women, shows that women love oppurtunistically as well.
Maybe later theyll want love and romamce.
No one has heart anymore in these matters, and pursue what he or she wants to leech out of another.
I will say though, that men settling down, speaks volumes when it does happen.
great answer , i agree