Direction in life is a masculine priority, even in intimate relationship.
A less spiritually mature man may say to his woman, "My way or the highway!"
A man in the process of growing will often soften his direction and seek a compromise with his woman, playing Mr. Nice Guy.
But a superior man will not settle for less than the fullest incarnation of love of which he and his woman are capable. With compassion, he slices through all bullshit and demands authenticity and humor. It's as if he were saying to his woman, "The divine way or the highway!"
It's the same masculine insistence on direction that a weaker man will demand. But rather than wanting his woman to follow his personal direction, a superior man wants her to move in the direction that most serves her growth in love and happiness.
He will settle for nothing less.