" I responded, "Well, Dale, that's gone." She became very grave, "Really? but these are the little things we learned at our mother's knee...
you mean you don't see women doing these little unspoken things, that interest a man? In fact, many men have come to think women don't even like men, because of the way women react to their initial overtures yet, the women wonder why men aren't asking them out, they're either not saying yes, or they're not sending the signals." Dale said, "Oh dear, this is serious, I have to talk to some of these women; something basic to our culture is being lost.
It is a deadly serious business that holds civilization together.
Quails and pelicans have their mating rituals and dances and so do humans.
What has been lost, Dale felt, was an ancient womanly wisdom that women in previous ages had always intuitively known, on how to "handle" (not manipulate) a man—that is, how to anticipate him and keep him happy.
There are women, thanks perhaps to the effects of feminism, who act as though there were some sort of anathema against showing a man admiration, as if to say, "I'm not going to feed his stupid ego!
No wonder so many women are so unhappy." I told her that one of the rarest qualities to find in a young woman today—at least towards eligible men—was kindness.
So many men are simply starving for kindness from a woman but so often find sarcasm and cynicism instead.
I can hear even some Christian women saying, "Well, he should get his strength from God!
" This attitude, apart from being rather ungenerous, overlooks the facts of creation: that God did not say to Adam, "I'm all you need!