Crayon Shin Chan wrote:don't seem to be able to survive without being in some form of a relationship?
This is co-dependence (Hey, college is paying off.
), and I think you might be short changing women a little bit.
Those who only have about one month or so of "downtime" between each boyfriend, even though it seems they were sickeningly infatuated just before. Are they secretly really needy for a relationship, except it doesn't show as much because they're not the ones who do the asking out? Is this an inherently female thing?
Are you sure the 1 month downtime isn't because women hold the power of selection in relationships and being single is a choice they make? Seriously, guys are like puppies, or sharks, I'm not sure which is more apt. You show up, the puppies roll around at your feet, then you pick one up and take it home. With sharks, a little bit of blood, and they show up ready to tear everything up.
To answer you question, it's more opportunity then anything else. Girls aren't anymore needy then guys are; they just have more options.
Then there is how society expects men and women to act. Guys aren't supposed to show emotion, and if they do, they get labeled as effeminate. Girls can show as much emotion as they want. They're supposed to be weaker, so it's expected that their emotions show more.