“The man who is proudly certain of his own value, will want the highest type of woman he can find, the woman he admires, the strongest, the hardest to conquer—because only the possession of a heroine will give him the sense of an achievement, not the possession of a brainless slut. [. . .] He does not seek to gain his value, he seeks to express it. There is no conflict between the standards of his mind and the desires of his body. [. . .]I found this quote by Ayn Rand and it spoke to me. I like that a woman should be looked upon as a prize to be won. I sometimes wonder if I play too hard to get, I tend to think not and having read this I realized that the man for me will not think I am too hard to get, but rather a prize to be won. I want the man who wins my heart to be getting something of value, something I saved just for him.
Love is our response to our highest values—and can be nothing else.” [Francisco to Rearden in Chapter 4 of Atlas Shrugged]