Dating high maintenance
The phrase “high maintenance woman” casually refers to a woman who places exceptionally high standards on herself and her dating partner. She makes hoop-jumping seem like a normal part of dating, is constantly making their partners prove their worthiness either through displays of affection, commitment or status – which she may or may not reciprocate. Just about everyone tries to “spruce themselves up” for a dating partner; this type of woman might demand perfection in one or more of these areas.According to researchers, “high maintenance” is just today’s term for a well-tuned competition strategy to win over a high mate-value partner. There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance. High maintenance women just “want it the way they want it” and settling for something less is just unacceptable.Guys: Since you can't seem to figure it out for yourselves, I'm going to be like your cool older sister who bought your sorry fifteen-year-old ass beer from the Quickmart and offer you a few tips on how to preemptively spot a high maintenance (or, as I like to call it, highmay) girlfriend.You can write these gals' seemingly benign behaviors off as girly or cute, or you can see them for what they are -- blinking red lights on the highmay highway urging you to slow down and reconsider.
While I do think that Harry was a bit harsh on Sally, we’ve all encountered a truly high maintenance woman.The evolutionary theory of mate choice starts with the idea that reproductive success is the foundation for choosing a mate.