Can it be boiled down to a simple answer?
A man likes a woman. That woman is interested in that man. But if he shows too much attention to her, the woman becomes disinterested.
I remember hearing of much simpler times growing up.
A man likes a woman. He stops all his plans, goes to work to provide for her, they get married and have seven kids.
Modern day women seem to play a game of disregard. Granted, the game of "cat and mouse" has been around for centuries, these women truly seem to want what they can't have and throw away what they can.
How does time continue to complicate and simplify life at the same time?