There is a deep-seated irony, in our culture's concept of 'Romantic-Love'. The irony is that, by-and-large, those who are enthralled with, 'Romantic-Love', are only enthralled with the Romantic-Love between exceptional individuals: None of these Romance connoisseurs gives a damn about love between "Ugly" people. In fact, 'Romantic-Love'---between ugly people---is so degraded, that mocking it is just about as popular as is worshipping "Worthwhile" people; E.G. "Celebrities". Everybody's someone else's ******. Children are raised with many deplorable false-idols, when it comes to the concept of "Love". One that is recognizable-enough may be, "Beauty and the Beast", the Disney version. It's only one example, but the perversion therein applies to all-but-all other Romantic-Love mediums: "Ideally, a woman should be absolutely worthless - completely without any functional qualities. And, even though she is worthless, he will still need her...because she is, intrinsically, morally-superior to him; and, no matter her lack of value, he'll always have a need for her, if only because he is so intrinsically inadequate as a person." No mention, of course, of the social-constraints set in place to keep men not simply pussy-deprived, but pussy-worshipping. The paradox of 'Romantic-Love' is well-presented in Disney's version of, "Beauty and the Beast" A beautiful girl (because, if she were ugly, we wouldn't give a ****) is absolutely disgusted with the idea of living out her life as the rest of the 'lowly villagers' do. "Little town It's a quiet village Every day Like the one before Little town Full of little people...." "Little people", eh? What an arrogant cunt! "Oh, isn't this amazing? It's my favorite part because you'll see Here's where she meets Prince Charming But she won't discover that it's him 'til chapter three..." So it's "Prince Charming" that she's after, is it? Someone to provide her with an escape from all the "Little people"? This ***** sits around all day, reading girl-porn about having some "Prince Charming" (objectification of a male-provider) come and 'rescue' her from the people who she is better than? What a piece of ****, she is! Well, at least now you know where many American girls might have learned that EXACT mentality! Prince Charming? Provider? Well, here he is: Gaston - the strongest; the most handsome... Only one problem: He knows it. You see, our culture instills in its women a fragile, childish ego; and that ego needs to believe that it is the end-all. And a groveling, pussy-worshipping shell-of-a-man fits our women's need for emotional dominance far-better than does a 'conceited' (self-assured) man. So when he says, "Right from the moment when I met her, saw her, I said she's gorgeous and I fell; here in town there's only she who is beautiful as me so I'm making plans to woo and marry Belle...", it's no good. Sure - he's worshipping her; but he also worships himself. No good. Only worship pussy, Gaston. As we know, a man should never speak well of himself - he should just skate around disdaining "Little people" and reading books about being rescued from his life. And, all the while, the townspeople will rave, "It's no wonder his name means beauty". Would we then respect him? And, so, it's much better when those townspeople worship only Belle:"Now it's no wonder that her name means 'beauty' Her looks have got no parallel..."; because, unlike a culture where men are self-assured, a culture of pussy-worship keeps women expecting, and men earning (AKA: Pussy-worship is "Good for the Economy"). So why does any person's heart go out to the hopes of Belle - a pretentious, self-centered, elitist? Well, because the reader/viewer, too, is a (would-be) elitist piece of ****. They, too, disdain the little people; and want to be rescued; *and just might know that they already have someone willing to rescue them. But he's not enough - he's a 'Worthless Lover'. A popular staple in most Romantic-Love dynamics is the 'Worthless Lover' - the wishful, ultimately dumped would-be lover who gives credibility to the 'Heroin'. The Worthless Lover is a necessary dynamic, or else the Heroin seems less like a Heroin, and more like a "Talent-less, Skill-less, helpless whore, who must settle for whatever financial/social security-blanket she is offered". And we can't sell that! She must be 'Longed-For'. So the 'Worthless Lover' tries to earn her heart pussy, but he is, ultimately, inadequate. Then Prince Charming rides up on his 'White Stallion' (AKA his expensive car), pretends to need her as more than a three-holed social-ornament...and buys her pussy, by promising her that she'll never need to be anything more than the frivolous, self-concerned piece of **** that she was raised to be. And they live, happily, ever-after... because, apparently, chronic physical-injuries (which men suffer far-more than do women) don't exist; and neither do debilitating emotional-disorders (which women "Develop" far-more than do men). * Nope - no 50-plus percent divorce-rates. * No false accusations of abuse. * No real abuse. Certainly not. No - his complete lack of self-respect never comes back to ruin either of them. And No - her complete lack of social-skills, over-ruled by her socially administered, insatiable drive for self-satisfaction never really comes into play...they just, "Live Happily Ever After".