Sometimes men and women desire perfection, or at least something close to it. My ex was a bit of a perfectionist. She didn’t let on at first about this, as it really isn’t very becoming. But over the course of time, it came out. Clearly I was not up to her standards. Putting in every last ounce of effort to achieve a very marginal gain was not in my playbook.
As it became apparent what she was, I decided that I would be content if she drove herself to perfection. However, with women, they of course are never really truly independent of men. For her to be perfect, I had to be perfect. Therein lies the rub; a man can drive himself to be perfect, while his lady does not need to feel such a compulsion. The other way around just does not work.
What have modern women been taught? Just that they are awesome and deserve everything. See where this is headed?
As for my Mother and Grandmothers, they were very content with non-perfect men.