SMP is an acronym for Sexual Marketplace. And like any marketplace, it is about the mutually agreed to (and beneficial?) trading of of goods and services. In this case, the goods are different based on the gender. But in any case, the trading is done with a very short term time horizon. In the man’s case, he is typically trading trading some combination of,
1. Money (for restaurants, transportation, etc.)
2. Tingles generating capability
3. “Fun” factor
For some combination of
This is pretty darn simple. There really is not so much too it. In fact, teens learn about and execute in this marketplace rather well (depending on one’s perspective).
But the simplicity is seductive. Many learn about the mechanisms of this marketplace and never about the more important and complex marketplace, the Marriage Market Place (MMP), which will be the next post.
So, in honor of the seemingly uncomplicated nature of the SMP, I will leave this post short.