According to aphorist Mason Cooley, “Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want? For me, it better be original and playful, otherwise my reaction is to move on.
This happens all the time in other contexts, actually; people with weak egos tend try to connect themselves to some kind of pack or brotherhood and try to draw some kind of identity from it--be it cultural or religious or anything else that allows for an "us" and "them" mentality. (And you wouldn't, if it wasn't for the fact that you desire intimacy and the only other alternative [other men] is too ugly and bearded.)Eventually, though (hopefully), a guy gets over this and stops being so judgmental.
In order to pursue how improprieties would play out in an initial romantic encounter, Korobov and Laplante organized a speed dating event.
As it happens, such a social function is not out of character for this particular university as they host one every Valentine's Day.
Unless they have been thoroughly brainwashed with feminist propaganda (which is not really a good thing, either), less mature women will often tend to interpret his bitterness as boldness and react positively.
4 - He's effeminate and it's easier to seem manlier if he's an asshole to people more feminine than himself.