Does the man have to like the girl more for the relationship to work?


Nah it’s the other way round. If the man likes the girl too much then he’ll become a dependent cuck and the relationship will collapse
It would be better for the women to like the man more as if the women is happier the relationship would be happier. But women rarely like the man more, or rarely even get with a man they like more. As a man a women is willing to like more often has many women who like him more and wouldn’t settle down with just one. So most women settle with a man that likes them more, ussally it’s fine. Until it’s not.