The most bizarre explanation of a nice men's habit of bringing flowers to women I've ever heard was that it's because of ancient tradition of immolation to the gods of fertility from the times of matriarchy. And the flowers should be cut so that they would certainly die in the name of prolificacy. So now when I'm getting gifted with some flowers I start feeling like I'm one of those the neolithic venuses. I've heard that the flowers have to be cut so that woman would not think she must plant them, cause otherwise it will look like a coercion to a housekeeping chore :) it's a chore anyway :) the neolithic venus are they like these mhm it very well could be - at least in Shanidar Cave which is 35,000-year-old Neanderthal burial site they found flower pollen