How do large swaths of women view men?
There is the is he sexy / fun / gives me tingles perspective.
Then there is the utility function perspective. This is just what it says, of what utility is this fella to me? What can he contribute to me. Of course, women with babies need resources. They need protection. They need people to do stuff for them. So a utility function perspective would make sense. Note that a fine utility function results in lots of transfer to her.
And speaking of transfer, is there typically anything comparable transferred to him? In times past there might have been youth and beauty, a feminine pleasant demeanor and fine domestic skills. In fact, young women were trained for and encouraged to present just that. How about today? We all know the answer – not as much.
However, the same (if not more) utility function is demanded of the fellas. Demanded might be most apt of words here. It is not a good look. I wonder how many women realize this (or care)