Much has been done since the 1960’s to push the idea of free love—and in the area of feminism, free love equates to the lowered morality of women. Women are now to pursue, and not just be pursued. They are to claim conquests much as men have (wrongfully done), and they are told that they should have no emotional problems with it.
Flattery is a difficult thing to deal with for the main reason that we all like to hear positive things about ourselves. We want to hear praise, that we’re doing things right, that we are the best at something—we desire that attention and that approval. Men, especially, want their ego stroked, whereas women want attention.
The Seductress is not a character that no longer exists—a figment from a time long passed. No, the seductress still exists in many different forms. She’s the woman that seeks the man to live off (either presently or after he dies). She’s the woman that marries a man looking to divorce and take his money. And her type is also reflected in the male gender in the man that marries up to live off of the woman.