After interacting with several men on this platform for almost over two weeks, we realised that most of them relied on the Internet because leaving behind the baggage of the real world seemed like a tempting offer. But the female profile had a flurry of requests from potential partners. As post 50s swell the ranks of the online dating market looking for love, this French flower metaphor takes on new luster that merits reflection. No female appeal As expected, our male profile got no takers. In fact, the "invention of romantic love" in the 12th century was predicated upon the belief that love was not to be expected in marriage -- for a variety of reasons -- and could be found only in non-marital relations. In other words, there's a very French willingness to accept that a relationship might not necessarily go anywhere in particular -- no closure, no marriage -- but that it still might be an essential and necessary experience of love and being human. It dawned on me at that moment that while we Americans are groomed to seek happy endings and closure, the French are more comfortable with emotional subtleties and ambiguity. So, apparently, do two professors of social psychology who explored the algorithms of online dating web sites and laid out the following conclusions in a New York Times Op-Ed piece: She picked a flower and started pulling off its petals, but rather than the familiar refrain "He loves me, he loves me not," she carefully intoned: Still, some of them persist, like the idea that finding enduring happiness is possible with a soul mate or perfect partner, if only we look hard enough and consider the right variables. In fact, in literature the great myths of adultery -- from Tristan and Iseut to Madame Bovary -- are centered on women. Morality proves to be a weak opponent when confronted with erotic love. While we grow up thinking about love in black and white, they grow up inscrutably grey. If you truly care for another person, you try not to harm that person, which sometimes means foregoing your own pleasure. Love simply doesn't have the same moral overlay that we Americans expect it to have In a bid to understand what it is that leads married men and women in India to cheat on their partners, we decided to interact with some firsthand. A French woman said, "It is better to eat dirt with someone you love, than to eat chocolate cake alone.