Guy meets Girl, Girl meets… Guys?

I was watching some re-runs of Saved by the Bell the other morning, and a thought crossed my mind.  Interestingly enough, the thought I’m referring to is apparant in all kinds of popular culture, and in real life.  In Saved by the Bell, the main character, Zach, and his friend, Slater, are competing for a girl.  What is this?  This alpha-male mentality is a little ridiculous.  I see it all the time in movies and in real life, or in music.  It seems like in every love story out there, some guy is trying to impress a girl, to get her attention, so that he can date her or whatever, even if she already has a man, or is interested in someone else, Mr. Alpha-male-wannabe does everything he can to make sure she knows that he is the manlier man, that he is stronger than the other guy, that he is smarter than the other guy, etc.  Does this work? I mean, seriously.  This works with certain animals.  But I think humans are a little naive to be acting like this.  Girls don’t compete for guys like this, do they?  If I had two different girls competing for my attention, I wouldn’t say: “Okay, you two arm-wrestle, and whoever wins, gets to date me.”  That is ridiculous.  Please tell me, I’m not the only one who has observed this behavior.  I think people just like certain people and not others.  Feelings can change and whatnot, but seriously, the alpha-male behaviour is so 15th century.  Back in the day, guys used to duel over a women.  This kind of makes sense.  If a girl can’t make up her mind who she wants to be with, they duel it out.  Whoever is still alive, wins the girl.  The other guy is dead.  Simple solution.  The medieval lance fights have the same outcome.  Problem solved.  But nowadays, people don’t kill each other, and if they do, I would hope that the girl in question would NOT go for the guy who killed the other guy.  That’s messed up.  I don’t know.  Maybe I’m weird.  Logically, it just doesn’t make sense to show off, in order to win a girl’s heart.  Just think about it.  And notice how many movies have this theme.  Those movies suck.  Listen to Journey instead.  They rock!

2 Comments

EvensonJuly 22nd, 2006 at 12:34

Got to hell Jabba. I don’t want to hear this kind of talk again. Now let’s go get drunk and hit each other with hammers!

jabbaJuly 22nd, 2006 at 12:37

If I hit you harder, then I get your girlfriend! Seriously, I’m not making fun of Saved by the Bell. I love that show.

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