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Jewelry: Paying someone for attention / sex
The downside of staying in a hotel room is occasionally turning the TV on and being reminded that commercials are a thing. Frequently. One commercial in particular got a raised eyebrow and head shaking from me.

The commercial starts off with a couple at dinner together, supposedly a valentine's special occasion. The woman is busy texting on her phone not paying any attention to the guy. He then picks up his phone and texts her a picture of his face and 'Honey, look up'. He then presents her with a box containing some jewelry from brand blah-blah-blah. The commercial ends with someone taking a film of the two making out.

1. If your significant other is too busy playing with their phone on your romantic dinner date to pay attention to you then you've got problems.
2. If you have to buy expensive jewelry to get their attention then you've got problems.
3. If the only reason they're making out with you is because you've gotten them bling bling then you've got problems.

Congratulations, you have a trophy wife / are in effect paying someone for attention / sex.

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sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: February 11th, 2014 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think, pretty much, that this is the way it's always been: men seeking the attention of the women they want. A friend in college told me that his anthropology professor had said as much; that the earliest cave men came with gifts of food to woo the females. It was probably a lot easier in those days though, since there probably wasn't much with which the females could distract themselves.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: February 12th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
The stereotypical women in this hypothetical scenario could probably find plenty to distract themselves with if they really wanted. Each other. Long walks on the beach. Not getting eaten by wild animals. Pushing off aggressive males. Etc. :-P

One kind of wonders how this translates to modern day gay/lesbian relationships. Do we have to revert to asking who wears the pants to answer this earth-shattering question? Ooo...

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