Their Highnesses Krysie869 and Entwyf inquired about a confusing issue surrounding masculine devotion. Is it love or not? Entwyf cleared it up and inspired this response.
Males devote themselves to the most important things in their lives. Entwyf mentioned a case about two boys intrigued with the study of bugs. As little men they act out masculine devotion to their own self-development, which manifests as significance in men. Throughout life males pursue daily goals that compound into significance in their world of jobs, responsibilities, adventures, and endless possibilities that may or may not include a wife and children.
The same functioning of heart and mind become devotion to a woman when a few vital ingredients attract a man. One woman’s uniqueness and attractiveness confirm his sense of significance. She has a likeability that appeals to him. She appears worthy of his being responsible for her. She appears willing to let him rule the roost (until she masters the art of ruling the rooster). He sees that she has immense promise to care for and support the life he pursues outside the home (where his nature drives him to make himself ever more significant for himself, family, or both).
Men don’t directly earn self-admiration in their home except as they successfully fulfill their manly responsibility (produce, provide, protect, and problem solve) to please their woman their way. The more she gets involved in getting him to please her, the less his sense of self-admiration is confirmed by her. When his self-admiration dissipates to virtually nothing in the home, it’s a good sign she nags, refuses to depend on him, discourages his kingly initiatives, or all of the above.
The husband with a weak sense of marital responsibility is also weakly devoted to wife. He doesn’t earn self-admiration and his sense of responsibility weakens further over time. He also accelerates his interests outside the home in order to compensate.
Men by nature devote themselves to the most important things in their lives. Women have to work hard to make themselves number one on their man’s priorities, but they can do better by relying on the feminine (anti-feminist) side of the female nature. When women act more as men expect from the female nature, men seek self-admiration by pleasing women. It compounds and adds to their sense of significance, which enables them to respect the female sex more than they respect their own.
In the end, devotion signifies a man’s love. Men just don’t love the same way as women. It’s another reason women feel short-changed with affection from their man.
The truth shall set you free. I describe the male nature. Only women can figure out how to take advantage without spoiling the benefits for their own lives.