This sort of thinking could apply in a world that accepts same-sex marriage and parenting. Would someone whose main source of pleasure comes through fantasy accept and standby a lifelong partner with inevitable problems of aging, and be able to be "lived with"? On the other hand, "upward affiliation" occurs in the heterosexual world, too, Masters and Johnson notwithstanding.
There is a conservative "principle" that government will be less intrusive if people take care of one another personally, within families and surrounding but neighboring communities. A corollary is that people sometimes must accept responsibility for others under local circumstances other than those of their chosing, and that they, in a real world, can experience need themselves and sometimes must allow others to be responsible for them. People can't "reject" others forever just to suit their own agendas. Some interdependence must follow from freedom.