The man who is proudly certain of his own value will want the highest type of woman he can find, a woman he admires, the strongest, the hardest to conquer. Because only the possession of a heroine will give him the sense of an achievement.
I like the snark mark. Although how many people would understand it? You can say stuff like "I don't like the snark mark: ~". ~ And then people start looking for pictures in the punctuation. So I'll never use the snark mark.