Okay, come on. How many more times do I have to hear that damn movie commercial before I throw my red pump through the tv screen?
A man sincerely asks "What do women want?"
And a breathless bimbo giggles "We have no idea!"
Way to backstab the entire human race, sister. (Er, or, one of the 13 male screenwriters on the film)
Women know exactly what they want. Always have. Men just don't like the answer.
Every woman wants you to be in love with her and for your behavior to reflect that she's special and you want her alone out of all the women in the world.
It's a biological imperative. True blue monogamy/being in love, equals survival of the species. That is our want. It is hardwired into our brains to seek a mate who will provide for us alone, forsaking other women, making and providing offspring with us. Just as it is in men's programming to eff every woman they see and treat none of them special so they can remain "free".
It's not our fault we're in biological conflict with each other.
Stop acting dumb like we don't all know what we want, just because neither side wants to concede at all to create happiness. Happiness is earned by transcending your monkey roots, not giving into them whole hog.
"Oh, women are so complicated, can't make them happy, they're so flighty and flaky they don't know what they want, wah wah wah...."
Stop shoving that BULLSHIT down our culture. You (screenwriters and Mr. Freud) don't like the ANSWER because it means compromise and work.
Deal with it.