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Very one dimensional view of attraction between the sexes
on 9 March 2012
Interesting read - to a limited extent - but the book is based completely on the theories of evolutionary psychology, so the fundamental message at the heart of this book - which they say explicityly again and again - is that WOMEN WANT RESOURCES (basically a man who can provide money/financial success/resources/look after her) and MEN WANT YOUNG/HEALTHY/ATTRACTIVE looking women (for reproductive purposes).
All very well and good but its a one dimensional and limited view. If it were true, then every out of work male actor or male earning below the national average wage would be single, as would every woman who isn't at least 7.5/10 on the physical attractiveness scale who would never be in a successful relationship, and would never get married.
Some of the things they say in this book are just bizarre and/or infuriating. For example:-
"Love rule for men - you must show heartfelt concern and public sadness for the death of your girlfriend's cat even if it was you who secretly set it on fire and threw it into a ceiling fan."
"Aging female movie stars with young men. From an evolutionary standpoint, this relationship has no value because these women have no reproductive value."
Some interesting commentary in this book, but its so one dimensional to the point of being distateful.