The simple: A man’s love is founded on unconditional respect of all females and built up with conditional respect for one woman. He expects respect more than anything else from his woman and demonstrated more through actions (male default) than words (female default).
The complex: Much female misery flows from women not knowing the answer to this one: Which comes first? Respectable male behavior or males treated respectfully?
M Women expect the former without providing the latter. This implies the behavior of males to be independent of females. Ha!
M Women expect masculine character traits to include respectable behavior. Everybody should just do what’s right. It civilizes society and makes this a better world. Ha!
M If men are not respectable, women think, it’s not the females’ fault. Men do it to themselves, patriarchy you know. Ha!
M In short, women expect men to act more like women. Ha!
A man’s love develops from respect for his woman and endures from respect shown by her. Respect shown for him is critical to his sense of self-respect. See article 515 posting in three days.