There are many people who insist that women, contrary to popular belief, have just as strong a sex drive as men.
That had me thinking: Do men and women have equal “relationship drive?” (that is, desire for romantic companionship with the opposite gender?)
I know this is hard to parse because many people get in relationships with “getting laid” being a significant motive. But consider the following factors:
(1) Women have more of a biological clock to deal with than men;
(2) Women typically have more of an emotional-support network among themselves than men do;
(3) It’s more common for men to initiate (i.e., ask someone out on a date) than women;
(4) Most romance novels and movies are made for a female audience;
(5) There’s usually more social pressure on women to get married than men;
(6) On the Internet, you may be more likely to read about men complaining about their lack of a girlfriend than women complaining about their lack of a boyfriend;
(7) Women often recover from a breakup more easily than men.
What do you think?