It doesn't mean anything if the guy's not going to use it. Geez, I could take the same logic and use it to point out how if I entered into a relationship with someone I cared about, *they'd* have implied dominance. Because I wouldn't use my strength, and they might manipulate me. Does this mean I shouldn't go out with people I care about?
At some point, you just have to *trust* each other . . . you have to trust that you won't manipulate or force each other, otherwise the entire relationship is a cycle of power trips and insecurities.
Grah. Why is trust so hard for people today? I don't expect people to trust *everyone*, that would be nuts, but . . . yeah, if your trust is betrayed you can be hurt. Sometimes you have to take risks.
(and this whole vicious cycle of untrust and hatred continues, of course . . .)