It’s not only with hyena’s.
Just to name a few that come to mind: there are also many spiders, where the females are much bigger than the males, and the males have to run for their lives after mating.
Also the praying mantis.
Female hawk is also bigger and stronger than the male.
I remember even seeing a pic of some deep sea fish, where the male is so small and insignificant, that he literally hooks up with the female, permanently connects with her body, and lives a parasitic life, and has only one function: deliver the seed.
But they are all exception to the rule, of course.
Speaking of marriages, has anybody noticed that the brides these days (in the approximate 30 yo age bracket) tend to be vivacious, go-getting people while the grooms are sorta bumbling, easy going people, not really that enthused but going along?
There must be some global conclusion possible about the decline of the West. My take is that energetic go-getting guys are not getting married at age 30. They are likely too busy doing other stuff, while the energetic go-getting girls are looking at the game clock.
So, is age 30 (bride’s age) a sweet spot for some relatively boring guy to marry a vivacious woman?
Yes, yes it is. Obviously, the older a woman gets, the more she’s under pressure to settle.
My girlfriend’s older sister is a good looking 30, real hard-charging in her career and fitness — vivacious as you say — and she’s about to wed a relatively schlumpy and dopey guy who, get this, asked her dad if he could marry her.
As odd a couple as they are, it makes sense when you consider her goals and options. She wants kids, but doesn’t want to be a single mom. She’s already been on the proverbial carousel for a number of years — “I’ve dated my share of retards” — so she knows that the likelihood of her getting an alpha to commit and willingly father children with her is ever decreasing as she enters cougardom.
So she’s settling, and is relatively happy. Of course that could just be the thrill of her approaching wedding having an effect. The schlump, for his part, is in bliss.
Still another reason not to get married. Since more women than men are going to college and grad school, more women than men are going to have huge debts from school to pay off. If you marry the girl, you may wind up getting stuck with her debts.
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I also just read an article about prenups. The women hate them (“Is he already planning an escape?”), unless they have assets they want to protect. Then, they make sense.
The point of these observations is to raise the awareness of young men of the pitfalls of marriage and the Machiavellian mindset of women. Game is not a bad thing.
As my father-in-law used to tell his kids, but not his kids romantic interests, “Don’t get married until you are too old for anything else.”