Men and women both want certain things in their relationships. However, there are many principles to forming a healthy connection with another.
There are three major principles that guide relationship formations. The first one is proximity. When you hear the phrase "in close proximity to," you think, "Oh, it must be close to something." That is exactly it. It is a physical nearness that gives one the opportunity to become close with someone else. The second principle is similarity, which is very self-explanatory. And the third is reciprocity, which is the rule of give and take. These three are all very important factors in forming a good relationship. Many movies contain these principles, like Titanic, for example. Let's take a look, shall we?
For those of you who have seen Titanic (is there anyone who hasn't?), this will be just a walk in the park for you. Proximity comes into play in this movie when, obviously, Jack and Rose are passengers on the same ship, the Titanic. Since they are in the middle of the Atlantic, they have no choice but to stay on the ship. Because of this (proximity!), they constantly bump into each other at numerous places and begin to talk to each other, and then, eventually fall in love.
Similarity in this movie is a little complicated because it's kind of like Romeo and Juliet: one is a rich girl, the other, a "(below) average Joe." However, they learn to find interests that they share, like dancing, for example. And they open up the other's eyes to new things that they end up loving.
Last, but not least, the reciprocity in this movie is somewhat subtle, yet very extreme. They basically will give their lives up to save the other, just like Jack did at the end when...*SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!* he died. They also, throughout the entire film, did things for each other to show that they want equity in their relationship, like Rose inviting him to dinner and then Jack inviting her to dance.
What a great film and what a great way to get examples about the science of love! :)