Sometimes it surprises me how few men realize how bad a deal marriage is these days. Basically when a man gets married he promises to keep his wife happy because if she isnt shell leave with half his stuff. And these days he cant count on sex either, not for much longer anyway, what with the marital rape laws they're coming out with.
Then I realize that the men who will be around a century from now will be descended from men who get married in the present anyway and my surprise goes away.
*Sigh* So true. If "a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle," then it's only fair that a man needs a woman like a bicycle needs a fish...
Generally speaking, men are often the romantic fools who marry/partner-up for "love." Women are, perforce, typically far more pragmatic, mercenary even, when granting their "affections" and favors. For many, if not most, women, a man is a sperm bank, meal ticket, handy-man and early retirement plan, as well as an entertaining idiot and a scapegoat upon whom they can blame all their problems. More's the pity, but Dilbert seems to have the right idea.