Nurturing is a female characteristic. Caring for the helpless is a universal yearning given to females. A pet cat or dog helps fill that yearning for many women. But then again, women who date helpless men pursue trouble. It’s common for young women to date “losers.”
How many fathers end up chasing away pathetic boyfriends their daughters bring home with them? I always wondered why the most beautiful girls in high school wouldn’t date the class president who had his own job, bought his own car, got good grades. He didn’t need to be rescued, that is why.
It is said, if a man wants to pick up girls, get a dog. Women unconsciously feel a man who will care for a helpless pet will care for them.
That same instinct is what long ago caused a queen in Egypt to pluck an infant floating in a river basket out of the water and care for him. The infant’s name was Moses. That moment changed history. So not to scorn women for what they bring to the table.
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True love versus mistaken love
Take the modern story of Shane Burcaw who was born with spinal muscular dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. After watching a film documentary of Shane’s life, Hannah Aylward wrote Shane and their relationship began to blossom. They started dating and now live together. A story of true love.
But nurturing instincts sometimes lead to unhealthy relationships. It’s also the reason why women write to prisoners, even murderers. In her book entitled Women Who Love Men Who Kill, Sheila Isenberg pursues answers to the questions why some women pursue lovers who have murdered.
The intense desire to be the “only one” who will care for a criminal…