However, it’s not just the men that have to adapt to the new world order. If you’re a high-earning woman and you out-earn most men, there are two primary reasons you may struggle with relationships: 1) Men don’t necessarily want to date the female version of themselves.
Once you embrace this vision of equality – and start valuing men for things other than their ability to provide for you (when you can already ably provide for yourself), perhaps there’ll be more successful relationships between higher-earning women and lower-earning men. But I’ve consistently fallen in love with significantly less money and it’s always been a problem.
Read the article here and share your thoughts in the comments below. They start out by being grateful and delighted that I have financial means and that slowly changes to feeling entitled to tell me how to spend my money and resentful.
Women hold more managerial and professional jobs, they earn more college degrees, and long-term economic shifts favor fields dominated by women. In “the pervasive notion that men are afraid of high-powered women is kind of bullshit, and that research shows “men will be just as adaptive and realize what an advantage a high-earning partner can be” in the near future.
working wives now out-earn their husbands, and many believe they’ll soon make up a majority.
So “owning up to your accomplishments and buying him a drink” is probably not the best strategy for such successful men. 2) You may not have any respect for men who make less than you. Because if there’s one thing that men figured out long ago, it’s that if you’re a successful man, you don’t need to marry a woman for her money. So, if we’re going to embrace the notion of women being equal to (or greater than) men, you can’t just say it’s all on men to suck it up and not feel emasculated because you’re successful.
You can marry her for love, kindness, support, laughter, attraction, values, children, respect. It’s your job to stop looking down on men who have lower-paying careers.