There’s a joke about parenting that I like to share with parents I know, to let them know I have an appreciation for the challenges of their task.
Who’s harder to parent, sons or daughters?
Well, with a son you only have to worry about one penis. With a daughter you have to worry about all of them!
A pair of discussions about the risk-reward factors of a woman who eschews female friendship led me to consider a variation of that quip that invokes the wisdom of preselection and intrasexual competition.
Who has a bigger challenge in dating, men or women?
Well, if you’re a woman, you only have to turn one guy on; if you’re a guy you have to make all her friends tingle, too.