Why Do Men Do Dumb Things To Impress Women? The answer to this question varies based on the individual man and to what degree of intellectual discretion in which he engages when attempting to win the heart of the woman.
At the basic, animalistic level, human beings seek out partners with whom to procreate and perpetuate the species. At the basic intellectual level, males generally compete with other males to captivate the attention of women. In doing so, they'll generate a larger pool of available women from which to choose. This simple process is common among millions of other species.
The strategies utilized by men to impress women, can vary by natural personality traits as well as the culture in which they are raised. In earlier periods of human evolution, fairy tales often describe many great tribulations that a male would have to endure before winning the heart of the woman he was seeking. We can see evidence of these type of stories from the days of the Roman Empire to the 17th century and even today especially in the video games that kids play - often times their objective is to rescue a damsel in distress.