posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 08:25 PM
Alright....time for a look at the genders.
Women are cunning and manipulative...anyone who says otherwise is selling something. If a woman wants a man to ask her out, she will have him climb to
the top of the highest cliff around, and then jump off after telling him that he will fly. Sometimes he does, and when he doesn't it's a lengthy
plunge back down. I've even encountered instances where the same woman has me climbing the cliff again, and expects me to jump once more. Fool me
once, right...but at the same time, how do I know I won't fly this time? The idea that women make terrible poker players is ignorant...they are
MASTER strategists. This is not a slight against the female gender, merely an observation. It's their way of seeing if a man is interested, as well
as seeing how big his balls are (parden the language).
Men are...well, stupid. Even if you are an intelligent man, studies have shown that your IQ actually drops significantly when in the prescence of a
woman you are interested in. At first, I thought "great...nature handicaps men". But, if you look at the earlier analogy, you would have to be
pretty dumb to jump off a cliff because someone told you you would fly. Perhaps the dumber a man is, the lower his defenses and the more likely that
he will let his true self show. And...again...the more likely he will risk that fatal drop. A man's worst enemy in these cases is himself...we
usually tend to come off as arrogant and pig-headed in the presence of a woman, because we think the macho stuff works.
In any case, all the above is moot, as socital constructs dictate how and why relationships start. There are always exceptions to the rule, but in my
age group I have found that the following are the top attractors:
MEN: Physical beauty...most men my age don't give a hang if they can have an intelligent conversation with a girl...they just want the best looking
one out there. Personallity doesn't rank high on the list...which puts me in the minority, as personality is my numero uno requirement. You could be
hot as hell, but if you can't string a sentance together, we're not going to fly.
WOMEN: Money...let's face it, most women my age (18-25) want to be treated like royalty. The man needs to buy EVERYTHING, and if he doesn't he's a
deucebag. Which is quite unfair, when you consider that the relationship might progress to the man spending a month's pay on an engagement ring.
Exceptions exist, and will always exist, but they are few and far between.
This is what society has told us relationships need to be founded on...from television to movies, it's evident (and let's face it...the box is how
most people construct their view of the world). Sadly, sex and money are never solid foundations for a relationship. So, women walk around with the
pre-concieved notion that all men are dicks just looking to get laid, without scrutinizing how they pick their partners. While men will walk around
believing all women to be cold, heartles gold-diggers without looking at why they're with these women in the first place.
In relation to the OP....the above is why love is either dead or dying. I guess we'll have to go with dying because people are still managing to find
it. But eventually it will be a lost art...the first question will be "do you have a Porsche" or "are your tits real"...I have found love, but in
my life it seems to be a one way thing. But I will agree with you on one fact..it makes me happy. Even if I only see the girl two or three times a
week, and even if we only talk occasionally now...and even if the moments of connection are fleeting and painful, it still makes me happy for the
moment. Sadly we live in a world where love is no longer enough.
"All you need is love..." should be replaced with "All you need is cash..."
Call me a pessimist if you will...I prefer to think of myself as an intelligent observer of reality...I see things the way they are, not the way I
want them to be. And if things aren't the way I want them to be, I have no problem facing that. But, for the love of all that is holy...DON'T SCREW
IT UP! Believe me, you will regret it for as long as you live...at least, that's what it looks like from here.