We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Wherever men and women spend time together, emotional things can happen. Actually, whenever any people spend time together, emotional things happen: attraction, enjoyment, revulsion, admiration, irritation, enchantment, envy, disdain, boredom, indifference, and everything else.
It's a given that the propensity for love/romance/sexual interest, to varying degrees, is a common, normal, and healthy subtext of human interaction. No number of social rules or boundary-construction can get rid of that, so it is common enough for people to fall so heavily that they arrive at "Damn the rules, the heck with everybody. I want this more than anything else". I see it all the time because things often do not work out well.
I saw a comedian who made a joke about all the ads for low-T pills. He observed that looking back, almost all his bad decisions were made when he was on high-T. The complimentary high-E for women probably exists.