Men need money to give it to women and put a notch on their pole. That is their tabulation of getting a higher score. Men get a higher score for who they give to and how much money they give, and sometimes why or how.
Women seem to tabulate higher scores because they are the ones who need to receive as much money as they can. Money exists for women to receive, and men to give. Men only get what they put out, and women only get what they put out also. But what women receive and men give is money. And what men give and women receive is love.
The men are the women’s worker bees, and the women are the ones who do everything else on their own, with all the money that they earn from our work for them. This is due to our options and complexities as a species. Nature dictates money as a biological necessity, to stop crime and channel our energy into validating and constructing goals.
Our human societies are based on wealth, because otherwise, we would not gather knowledge from each other, and we would live a brief and brutal existence. So with money we avoid all sorts of disasters, and we enjoy a longer and more rewarding existence.
Men and women are both playing opposite sides of the doll house game, the men at work, the women at work, in different ways sometimes, but with the same goal, of being as promiscuous as their score sheet of money allows, and gathering and using the knowledge that they gain to improve the standing of each other in terms of social intelligence and capital gains.
It is an interesting corollary that the more that the men give the women in money, and the more the women give the men in love, the wealthier the next generation is.
Thus the focus of almost all ethics being giving more than receiving, loving more than fighting, living more than dying, earning more than spending. These are the socialized values that figure the why and wherefore of the matters of the heart that make it right to build a social order of wealth and knowledge for the good of the greatest number (not all) and those who contribute the most to that good are those whose values outweigh their urges, whose ethics outweigh their desires.