Dating more successful women
But are men really intimidated by strong, smart and successful women?
Obviously, all men are different, and to generalize an entire gender would be wrong.
A mistake that lots of men make is assuming that the same skills that have created success in their professional life translate to their romantic life.
If a man too often “brings the office home” with him, it can have a negative impact on his love life. If you’re busy, stressed out, and can’t get out of “work mode”…
For years, my single friends and I consoled one another after breakups or blow-offs by employing reductive reasoning, repeating a misinformed, yet token girl power refrain: "He's probably just intimidated by you -- you're strong, smart and successful -- and that scares him." In the twenty-first century, women have come a long way.
In fact, we're beginning to surpass men in many areas: We have more master's and college degrees, better GPAs and single, childless women have higher earnings than their male counterparts in urban areas.
They had the power to grant or deny my romantic desires and, whether they knew it or not, they wielded that power.
According to the book Strong, aggressive, ambitious people intimidate weak, passive, lackadaisical people regardless of sex. She's competed in 11 marathons, runs her own consulting firm and is working on her Ph. "You would think these are qualities men would like — and most [men] say they do—but sooner or later, I feel like they begin feeling inferior or inadequate as a man or breadwinner." Christine isn't alone in her frustration. Christine recalls, "I recently had a male friend tell me, ' Chris, men just want a woman who's going to be home and be a great wife and mother. Look at you, you're going 100 mph all the time, no guy wants that.'""I am attractive, in gosh-darn good shape, fun, great sense of humor, full of energy and life, smart and ambitious," says Christine.I’ve got a quick fascinating little quiz for you that’s going to show you something you need to know about men. Is it: A) A woman who’s smart, independent and “together.” Or…B) A woman who doesn’t seem to have that much going for her and seems to “need” a man and a relationship. Why don’t they see what an amazing catch you and the women who have their act together are?
ANSWER: If you’re like lots of women I’ve talked to, then it’s your experience that men overwhelmingly seem to go for the “B” women – women who don’t really have their life together in some important ways. Here are two reasons a man might make the mistake of choosing a less “together” or successful woman over you.