Originally Posted by chevalier
On a comical note, I am sensing an irrational emotional reaction in me to that irrational, emotional logic.
In fact, I fear that logic and I would fear to enter into a life partnership with someone who followed that thought pattern. The way I see it, you want to go for the person interested in you, in whom you are also interested, so that you have a large bank of mutual interest. It doesn't make sense otherwise.
To add to that, I was talking to a gal last night about the television programs The Bachelor
and The Bachelorette
(U.S. versions) and she made an interesting observation. She commented that of the couples both shows have produced, the ones that are still together are mainly the ones where the man pursued the woman, and not the other way around. Granted, it's a small sample, but it's another demonstration that supports the traditional thinking.