I was watching an episode of "Is she really going out with him", one of those reality shows where they show the relationship of a girl and a shmuck playboy type, and at the end the girl decides if she's going to stay with the shmuck or not. It was the third time I saw this show and as I watched the guy being a total jerk and treating the girl like so much trash, I actually said to the girl on the television, "Have you lost your mind!?" Hence the acronym HYLYM.
So after seeing this episode, and thinking about the premise along with being witness to real HYLYM situations, I decided to ask you guys what's up with this?
Why would a girl not see that a guy is being a cheating, disrespectful shmuck to her when everyone else not only sees it, but tells her so? Is there a gene involved or is it upbringing that makes her susceptible to the HYLYM factor?