Dear Balbir Singh Ji,
I have responded to your similar post in www.sikhnet.com
There I have gone out of Gurbani to tell that the creator has used female's body as template to create the male. Here I remain within the teachings of Gurbani to share what I have understood.
To convey other worldly concepts to we mortals, Guru Sahib have to use the analogies with which we are familiar. The same concept of love have to be ingrained in us under different context so that the individuals with different background can acquire the essense of it and incorporate it in their being. Guru Sahib has used the analogies that are easily understood by ladies, as ladies too were and are equal part of Guru Sahib's audience.
As our society is men dominated, women depend on men for many tasks in their lives. The man on whom the woman has confidence that she can depend becomes the one on which she has faith. This faith and dependence over a period of time gets converted into love. We all, men and women have faith in 'The Sat' we depend on 'The Sat', what Guru Sahib is conveying through this analogy is for we people ( men and women) to move to the next stage, that of love. I admit, that women will understand this analogy more readily than men, but men too can understand it.
With love and respect for all.