As women in a patriarchal society, we are being constantly fed messages about things we should and shouldn't do to impress and attract men. Most of these things/activities require that we spend our money, objectify us, and have literally nothing to do with what men actually want or desire. Basically, capitalism is just one giant episode of Punk'd with Ashton Kutcher.
One way to escape the cycle is to remind ourselves that most of the things women (who date men) often worry and obsess over with regard to attracting men are actually just the product of social conditioning. And most men don't really care at all. At least, not the ones we want to attract. (And if you're one of the many women who already don't obsess over these things, then yay! You're free!)
1.) From chestyCough94: