I have been married for almost 15 years, and I have yet to come across anything that was ever simply stated. Stereotypically, women never simply state anything.
IMO you put it best. The vast majority if not all of the population is self-centered and they, um I can only see it in other people. I refer to those that suffer from this affliction greatly as "Geo-Centric". You know the world revolves around them.
>she is simply stating what she is looking for in a man
You are right. And the sad thing is, that she does not say "I would love it if YOU cooked" for me. Did you realize this? Dilbert as a person is not of interest, it's his capacity to provide "free catering". Which - by the way - is one of the most important roles parents fullfile for their offspring - confirming my orignal thesis.
> But, poor old Dilbert is thinking too much of himself
Exactly, that's the point. Too much for your taste. And in an ideal world he'd be dedicated to her 100%, 24/7? Would not that just be loooovely?
> and too much like an engineer.
And yes again, because he realized what was going on. Thanks for this compliment to all male and female engineers out there.
Not all women are alike. But I agree, if a woman says "I like a man who ...," no matter how sweetly, I get that she's not only asserting what she wants, she's also trying to make YOU more like her male ideal. Stay away, I always say! :-)