Affection keeps the physical side of a loving relationship going because it can be done almost anywhere and anytime, unlike sex. There are many levels of affection, from the flowers and cards to the hugs, hand holds and the kiss on the cheek.
The problem is that the male mind considers them unnecessary and even a bother, not realizing that his needs are different than hers. If he would only understand that she is wired differently, he would know that affection is a necessary component of a lasting relationship.
One form of affection that women cannot get enough of is cuddling; an extended hug if you will. More often than not, a man prefers to be left alone or having sex. Cuddling is not an option. That’s because men and women are wired differently.
Men are likened to microwave ovens, instant on and off, while women are likened to crockpots, a long slow warmup. Each partner has to realize what the other’s needs are and accommodate in order to make the relationship work.
The guy should be thankful that it does not take a lot of effort to show affection, even cuddling. But the difficulty is getting in the habit of doing it regularly.