I am always fascinated by the human interplay of the dog in a manger theory. Man and woman get together, have a relationship (doesn’t matter about length or strength), man and woman go their separate ways. Sometimes man and woman get together for old times sake. Man has also dated and God only knows done what else with numerous women since they parted ways. Why is the man (or should I say boy since he’s being so childish?) annoyed when another man, even if it’s an acquaintance of his who doesn’t know the history, makes a pass at the woman?
If the guy doesn’t want the woman, why does it suddenly matter if someone else does?