The problem takes its root in the fact that the vast majority of women out their don't want to commit. Let's be honest, so many women have choices now, that they hardly stick with just one. The media likes to promote the image of the runaway guy, but the fact of the matter is, its mostly women who are running away. 75% of the divorces in the nation are initiated by women for one reason or another. The number of women committing adultery is equal to that of men. The problem isn't a lack of commitment from men. Its the fact that men know as soon as they commit, women lose interest because they start to feel "the grass might be greener on the other side." The great truth is that men mature much faster than women when it comes to leadership and decision making. Men know what they want and are very observant of the the female culture. Women do have a support network, but men do as well. We talk about female behavior and results all the time. It is just not in a format that females recognize or acknowledge, consequently it is not captured or promoted in the media. The problem is the fact that most physically attractive females don't want to commit or commitment from a guy because it is instantly perceived as needy. The rest of the females lack the discipline and motivation to acquire a "better" physical appearance. Sadly, most of these women tend to hide behind the bible and religious beliefs rather than pursuing a healthy lifestyle. They fail to understand that men have physical needs and desires, and aren't just looking for "emotional" support. Also, your appearance is a reflection/shadow of who you are. If a guy shows up wearing a wrinkled shirt and dirty slacks, you think him lazy. If a woman shows up without her hair done and overweight, she lacks discipline and motivation. Men are left with two choices, pray that women will start to appreciate "the nice guy" or hope that the other women will change. In the meantime, why commit if it scares off the attractive ones.