Let's see which sex is more romantic...
Who Falls In Love Faster? Men!
In one study, seven hundred young lovers were asked, “How early did you realize you were in love?” Men fell in love faster. Before the fourth date, 20 percent of men had taken the tumble, whereas only 15 percent of the women realized Cupid had stung them; 43 percent of the women still didn’t know they were in love by the twentieth date, compared to only 30 percent of the men.
Women are more cautious about getting involved.
Who Is More Idealistic About Love? Men!
Another study determined that men had a far more idealistic and less practical view of love. Men were not nearly as concerned with a woman’s social position or how much money she made.
More men felt that as long as two people truly love each other, they should have no trouble getting along in marriage.
I've been claiming and wholly convinced of this for a long time now. Difficult to claim and convince though, since it is not easily verifiable through experiment.
Who Usually Initiates the Breakup? Women!
A group of Harvard scientists vigilantly followed the affairs of 231 Boston couples. Of those who split up, usually it was the woman who suggested the separation. The men wanted to stick it out to the bitter end.
Better believe it.
Who Suffers More From a Breakup? Men!
The men felt lonelier, more depressed, unloved, and least free after a split. The men reported that they found it extremely hard to accept that they were no longer loved and that she had really gone. What disturbed them most was that they felt there was nothing they could do about it. They were plagued with the hope that if only they had said the right thing… done the right thing….
In fact, three times as many men commit suicide after a disastrous love affair as women do.
Women don't, in general, care much for men. In general, they care for things about men (i.e. masculinity, power, assertiveness, etc.)
Who Loves Their Lovers More? Men!
Men love their lovers more in relation to others in their life. Several researchers at Yale University polled male and female participants from age 18 to 70 and asked, “Who do you like, and who do you love, most in your life?” The choices were lover (or spouse), best friend, parents, and siblings.
Men, it turned out, loved and liked their lovers more than their best friends, whereas, with women, the rankings were about equal. Many women liked their best friends more than they liked their lovers!
Read Petarchian Poetry and any doubts on this quote above shall vanish.
Thanks for the post erebus. I am a sappy, romantic guy at heart and all these...um..."hearten" me.