SN.37.2. Purisasutta ("A Man")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“Mendicants, when a man has five factors he is extremely undesirable to a female. What five? He’s not attractive, wealthy, or ethical; he’s idle, and he doesn’t beget children. When a man has these five factors he is extremely undesirable to a female.

When a man has five factors he is extremely desirable to a female. What five? He’s attractive, wealthy, and ethical; he’s skillful and tireless, and he begets children. When a man has these five factors he is extremely desirable to a female.”

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