In the book His needs, Her needs psychologist Willard F. Harley says a man needs the following five things from his wife:

  • sexual fulfillment
  • recreational companionship
  • physical attractiveness
  • domestic support
  • admiration

I agree with this. It’s not that hard to figure out.

It becomes all a lot trickier when he goes on to claim that the following are the five things a woman needs from her husband:

  • affection
  • conversation
  • honesty and openness
  • financial support
  • family commitment

As though women are devoid of any libido, do not need sexual satisfaction and basically need a sweet guy who will work, bring home the cash and take the kids on camping trips during the weekend, so she can have great sex with her secret lover.

I would say men and women have sort of the same needs, but have different priorities.

And the more economically equal men and women are in a society the more similar their needs become.