You are the exception to the rule. You consistently contribute quality content to this forum. You also do not get highly emotional when men act rudely and insult you online. This alone shows how self aware and rational you are. I admire that. But the qualities you possess are very rarely rarely found in women. This is especially true of the modern women. So men may have underestimated you and payed dearly for it, but you are exception. Trust me. Date a modern women and then you will see.Advice from the old lady:
You do not handle a house cat the same way you handle a panther people. Thinking women are akin to children is like thinking they are a house cat, quirky and cute and to be played with at your whim. Women have that side to them certainly. But if you overlook the panther side of things you are going to get broad sided and never know what hit you. I think it is ridiculously naive to think women are children. Underestimate at your own risk.
I have many times been the benefactor of men underestimating me throughout my life from the teens onward. When you underestimate people you give them a great advantage. Beware of a woman who knows how to work the fact that you under estimate her to her advantage. Without exception she will work you over and you'll miss it until its too late.