The Ladder Theory
The ladder theory is a funny, scientific explanation of how men and women
are attracted to each other
Mark mentioned this in a comment on an earlier post. It’s relatively easy to unify the two theories: a woman’s position on the classical ladder is given by Attractiveness – Scariness (or Repulsiveness), and the resultant effect is modified by the classical ladder-theory abyss/drunk/sober thresholds etc.
It’s an obvious consequence of the unified theory, but I shall spell it out anyway:
∀x,y. ∃f. f(y) → ( ∃ x → attracted_to(y,x) ) where x ∈ Women, y ∈ Men, f ∈ Situations
For those unfamiliar with logic, that says approximately “For any man/woman pair there is a situation in which the fact that the woman exists is sufficient for the man to be attracted to her”.