Masculinity- the men in this show are very smart, the show is made up of the being nerdy and having to have someone help them understand the world Femininity- the women has a child and she is show as being very pretty and that she understands social lives, but are not as smart as the other men.
It's actually true though. Neal only feels comfortable being his genuine vulnerable un-glossed self when he's with Peter because Peter sees the worst of Neal as well as the best but Peter chooses to believe the best of Neal and trusts in that, so in return Neal trusts Peter with himself :)) Sometimes I think, even though Peter clearly loved Neal dearly, Neal needed Peter more then vice versa. Peter has a safe job with good safe people and a wonderful safe life. Neal has never been safe :(