Very Basic Summary:
*When people of the opposite sex meet each other, they put place the other person on a ‘ladder.’ Men have one ladder, depending on how much he would like to have sex with the women he knows. Women have two; the friend ladder and another another one which is like the men’s.
*People proceed to do everything they can to have sex/a relationship with people higher up on their ladder. To say it in a different way, women always want richer/more powerful men, and men always want more physically attractive women. (There’s more to it.)
The theory is insulting to people in certain ways,by its simplification. Yet I think it’s right on with its analyzation in others.
I realize that the ladder theory is not completely serious about itself, but it does bring up some ideas interesting enough to discuss.
Please visit the website itself, if you haven’t before. Don’t go on my summary.
So: what do you guys think?