NOTE: This post is dedicated to Tina, the extraordinary woman that inspired it.
Courtship cool: If she makes it easy for him to know her, she makes it hard for him to keep her. Mystery captivates. Candidness victimizes her for whatever strengths of his dominance he chooses to use.
Hunting season: A woman’s openness with a man does not serve her until after years of marriage and maybe not even then. Men as hunter-conquerors like tough targets, difficult game, hard-to-get prizes that first challenge and later provide frequent reminders of their manliness. The woman that makes it easy for him to understand her—or to take up residence with her—trains him against her best interests.
Long-range forecast: The greatest male candidate for marriage has unconditional respect for the opposite sex that exceeds respect for his own sex. The same applies to women candidates, but it’s easier to observe in women than men.
Stormy weather: The only window of opportunity to change a man opens before and closes after his sexual conquest of her. What she marries is what she gets, until his natural hard-heart mellows and hard-head softens with age.
Lousy forecast: Some women are not true to themselves. They act phony to capture a man. Men marry expecting wife NOT to change, but she does. If she’s phony before marriage, she turns into a woman he did not marry.
Unseasonably warm front: Women marry and expect husband to change, but he doesn’t. Change is unmanly, but men relent when necessary to convince, court, and conquer a woman they view as extraordinary.
Occluded front: They are different. A man takes his relationship for granted. She reads it as his taking her for granted. Both follow their nature.