Time for Nostalgia. I remember when men used to whistle to women and the ladies response was a smile. It was a time when people walked to places. And the beauty of youth was acknowledged. I was a terrible whistler! two things I couldn't do... whistle or rollerskate. But my two older sisters in their teens prop me up and prepped me in the right direction. Maybe that's why I tried so hard to be good in other things like dressing up, dancing, sports or poetry because I could not get a woman's attention whistling or roller skating. I had to build a reputation as an introduction. Then came the afro and my larger than life 'fro was my introduction. The things you do to become socially acceptable! Should never be forgotten.
Hi Gypsy of New Spain,yes I remember those days of men whistling at girls and the girls smiling back at them,those were good days and in New Zealand your job was there for life unfortunately that changed in 1987 when the the government of the time and namely two people in that leftwing government coerced the PM to split the New Zealand Post Office into seperate enterprises banking,post office and communication and the next rightwing government sold off those enterprises to private ownership and also in the private sector the right wing government broke up the unions so from then on a job was no longer for life.I remember as a teenager I loved Elvis Presley songs and movies and would have liked to have a similar hairstyle ,but my hair was straight so I could not.
I was just thinking about this as I had just finished watching a video on the topic. I had the realization that since we are all animals, we aren't much different than the animals that show off, look for beauty or strength, etc. When it is put into this context, so much male/female behavior makes more sense. The guys are looking for an attractive mate while the ladies are sizing them up. It's all part of our natural desire to procreate. This happens all over the place in the animal world.