Monday’s New York Times introduced an interesting discussion about working women and who they choose, or do not choose, to marry. The article, titled “More Men Marrying Wealthier Women,” addresses the increasing trend of women “slumming” it with less educated, less financially stable and more likely to be “blue collar” men. New research by the Pew Research Center confirms that women, more so then men, are more likely to be the lead breadwinner.
What happens when women spend longer hours at the office to make that extra cheddar? Marriage, children and family are neglected, put off and many times, ignored entirely.
How does a working woman even attract a suitable mate when she is busy climbing the ladder of success? The NY Times article writes about a fashion stylist’s—Ms. Zielinski—conversation with her male friend. She recalls him telling her:
Maybe. But underneath this comment is the reality that men often desire to “fix” or “rescue” women. Yet, as more and more women are able to manage their disasters, there is the appearance that women need men less.
What do you think? Besides the biology of it all, do women actually need men when we are making more money?