Wanted: A Rich Woman

Tuesday, June 29, 2004
MSN has an article about women who make more than their partners. I guess they created an article for all those couples out there who have problems because the woman earns more than the man.

Is this really a problem? I wish I could meet a woman who makes more than me. I don't see someone else's ability to achieve and earn as a threat to me. My partner's great achievements don't make mine any less significant and if anything enhances them. I don't think that making less money than my partner would make me less of a "man". You all know that I think money is important (not in and of itself but what it connotes) but I will be the first to say that it isn't everything.

So seriously, what does everyone else think? Would most men really have a problem with their partner earning more? If so why do you think that is the case?

So if there is a woman out there reading this and you earn a lot of money and feel most men don't understand this please contact me. I am a young, single, successful male who enjoys reading and walks on the beach. I earn a good living myself so I wouldn't need to leech off of you and I would appreciate you for all the things that make you great.

2 comments:

susan said...

I don't know about men your age but men my age do seem to have a problem with a wife/so/partner who makes more than they do. They claim they don't care but then make little snide remarks about it. A kind of passive aggressive behavior. Not sure why but I do think men get more attached to their jobs than women and the job gives them their sense of worth.

T said...

Nobody is more attached to their job or get a sense of worth from it than me. I take a great deal of pride in the work I do and since I am single my job tends to be the most important thing in my life. So I still don't understand the feelings of nadequacy that men get if their significant other earns more. Who cares? I could only hope someone so successful at what she does takes an interest in me.