Going by the thousands of rules of social etiquette, I think it’s time for many men to just throw in the towel and retire altogether. In this fast age, the girls are either disregarding this rule or they are just not made like they used to make them anymore.
There was a time when everything was slow. The males of the species did not have to work themselves to death trying to live up to the expectations of society. They did not have to pretend that they were loaded and that they could take out Miss Muppet to the pictures anytime she felt like it. The males of the species just did what was possibly human; trotting around the place like Superman. Alas, being Superman turned out to be not enough.
The problem is that the females of the species started turning away from what was important. They looked away from the brilliance of their guys and they saw what they thought was utopia. Talk about the serpent targeting their great, granny; he knew where the weakest link lay. (yes, I just said that). So its sad that things are now the way they are but we seem to have gone so far, there’s no hope of return.
Now they want to propose! They want to go the whole twenty feet; the expensive wine, the expensive restaurant (damn those giddy romance novelists), and the crowning moment, the ring. They actually want to go through all this saying, times have changed and so we have to change with the times.
Did these poor people never learn that they cannot reinvent the wheel? I mean, seriously, who else but a man can be suave enough to effect that timeless gesture; sweeping the ring out of the coat pocket into the lucky woman’s hands? Which female can go from sitting position to kneeling position in one flawless motion? Some things are clear cut and no matter how we agitate for social change, they will never change.
And the funny thing is that the males are not going to put up a fight for their rights. They are not going to stage a highly controversial production up in the theatre about their body parts, no. They just don’t have the energy to waste. But some females just don’t see this. If they stopped for just a second, they would ask themselves why they are fighting for something that’s not worth fighting for. Because the status quo must never be changed. If it is changed, everything falls apart. Maybe that’s why the males are not fighting to defend the fort.
Point is, nature was cruel to them. They far out–number the males yet the males seem to see things in a different light. So they try to make them ‘see’ things in the correct light. They hope the guys will take a hint and realise that they want to get married and settle down and have children and…Phew! That’s a lot of stuff to be preparing for.