Throughout life you might have heard that favorite saying "opposites attract" in which is proven to be true. Growing up we notice these differences between the sexes and start realizing how different we are. There are different aspects in which men are good in and other aspects in which women are good in. men need women as much as women need men to fill in that missing piece that their life is missing.
Growing up you might notice the different roles parents play in your everyday life. Dad usually fixes stuff if they get broken and is always off to work and mom is most likely cleaning or cooking. Men like many things in women, same goes for women, have that they don't have and they are attracted to them because of that.
Even thou men and women might find each other annoying at times none of them cant live without each other. Quindlens argument may be right to a certain aspect but when u look at the similarity's between men and women, there are very few aspects the make us similar. As people say about each other when the get irritated or annoyed by their spouse "Can't live with them, Can't live without them".