To boys and men: If you give me what I want, I might have sex with you. It’s a definite that if you do not give me what I want, I will not have sex with you. (This works with bottom 80% men).
So, how much power does this give the modern woman? Probably, an awful lot. Young (and older men) are compelled to interact/get in good with/try to have sex with women. This makes for a lot of potential marks to be had.
What is the best way to exploit these marks? What can be obtained from them? The list is long: validation, excitement, tingles, sex (only when she has tingles, which few men provide), food, sympathy, garden variety attention, rides, housing, car repairs, gifts, jewelry, etc. Probably most of these will come from the 80% who don’t generate tingles, as they implicitly understand that they have to try harder.
How is it done? The secret is plausible deniability. Sex is always maybe sorta / kinda implied, but never ever explicitly stated (at least for the 80%). The thought is coyly dangled out there, but never delivered. This can’t work with a fella for a while, until he decides to move on (though some never move on). Then another mark (or set of marks) is found.
Do women really think about what they are doing? Do they really plan it out? Perhaps some do. But probably for most it is like a fish swimming in water, they do not realize the environment that they are in.
Exit question: Who thought that it would be a good idea to give this kind of power to young women?