Living with a girl requires a different skill set than the sexual lifestyle of picking up new girls regularly. I’ve lived with many, so I’ve cultivated that skill set. One part of the skill set that I don’t hear discussed is enjoying it. You need to maintain just the right balance of romance, along with the dominating paternal authoritarian boss attitude. Life is good when a girl makes your heart warm.

Love and bonding and romance are to be enjoyed for the good life. Your body feels better when it feels all those endorphins all the time – or whatever terminology you want to call love. That’s a quality of life improvement – but to feel that is a discipline and a skill, and it requires trade offs.