Men have adapted and devised a number of strategies to make the best of these difficult options, including the following:1) Becoming Attractive - one strategy adopted by some men is to become attractive, dominant, and sexually-forward.
Therefore, these men may get sex, but they often do not get love and respect.
Overall, men in either case report also having a difficult time finding what they label "attractive" women for longer-term relationships.
We are all motivated to seek out rewards and avoid punishments (Skinner, 1974).
When rewards outweigh punishment, people perform behaviors.
These men may further be regarded as "just friends"—expected to pay for all of the costs of a relationship, without the physical and intimate benefits (see here).