The woman rejected his advances but he stubbornly persisted because his life was at stake. He needed her money and help.
The old man told his boss and colleagues, that the woman had no man and was searching for a man. Old Man said he wants to be the man. He said the other male colleagues should also try to be the man for that woman. They should all vie for the woman’s hand.
Psychological analysis of male courting behavior:
When the old man is on menopause and post virile, there is no logical cause for him to seek sexual gratification. Viagra might assist but only if he does not have existing medical conditions that over-ride his physical abilities to perform in bed. He is ageing and deteriorating. He more likely desires a nurse and a servant to take care of his primary needs. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, there are five levels of needs for every human being. These are primary physiological needs and safety, followed by secondary needs like love and belonging, self-esteem, and self-actualization. For an old man who has challenges in poor health and basic physiological needs, he can not move past his basic obstacles. It is unlikely he can even think of courting a woman for secondary desires like love, belonging, self-esteem and self-actualization. It is more likely that the Old Man pretends to be interested in the woman because he has ulterior motives.