Also, for some reason this sort of reaction doesn't come up when a woman leaves her home/family/job to move away with her husband to relocate for his new job.
True, but it applies the opposite way as well, needless to say.
I'm glad you replied because I was thinking about this today. In my teens or 20s, I'm sure I would have given up a job for love (a woman) without a lot of thought or planning. In my 30s - probably ..., given the right woman. Later than that, I doubt it. Why? Because as I get older (and I think this applies to a lot of people) love tends to be a little more "practical". I'd have a whole lot to lose in a bad marriage. And brother, trust me, I've seen a few people lose a ton in divorces.
Is that "pure" or "uninhibited"? Nope. But as a person gets older they have a lot to lose if a relationship goes bad - and the plain fact is, a lot of marriages do end up in divorce due to finances. If you don't believe me, Google it. So, my point is, as we get older (men or
women) love takes a backseat to practicality.
Sad but true.