Do career ambitious women put off men?
"Men are threatened by my career ambitions." "Men can’t handle how successfull I am."
Those are some of the answers many successful women will answer to the questions: "Why don’t you date?" "With all you got, why the hell are you still single?" They believe their career success is 'bad' for love. Most believe men are put off by financially independent women.
In a survey done by Elite Singles recently, one member by the name Amy said: "Men who think they earn less than me or live in a ‘worse’ area tend to shy away". And Clara from New Zealand seconded this saying: "I’ve tried dating less successful partners and paid for everything… but in the end both of us became resentful." Apparently, when a woman earns more or has more success, everything tends to be some competition of sorts: "Who can climb the corporate ladder first" kind of situations.
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But much as not all successful women want 'superman', that doesn’t mean that they’d settle for any man. Betina from Ireland said she is "…only interested in something if it’s right." because she is alright on her own. And much as many admitted to being too picky when choosing men, they felt their pickiness is justified. A woman’s gotta have her standards, right? Susan said much as she is getting older, she won’t settle for less than she believes she deserves. In fact, she has become more picky with age.
Although people these days swear by the adage: "Chivalry is dead", not even a single respondent admitted to being offended by men’s chivalrous deeds; not a single one said chivalry was old fashioned. More than half still love being opened for doors by men and still find a man carrying their luggage to be "extremely attractive".
A friend of mine admitted that she could stand her husband’s sh** when she earned way less than him. But as soon as she stated climbing the corporate ladder, he became an EX in a flash. It’s like she was more patient and more willing to try and work things out when she had less than he did. Does success make women less patient in relationships?
Maybe its not the men who are threatened by success. Maybe success just make women more adamant about NOT settling for less. What do you think? And whose fault is it anyway?
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