Dating a career woman

I think it’s going to take awhile for society to get used to the fact that with more women working, traditional gender roles don’t necessarily apply.

Andy: Of course it depends on the man, but to feel financially superfluous is emasculating.

For our purposes, a “career girl” has a university-level (or higher) education, works more than 35 hours a week outside the home and makes more than ,000 a year.

If a host of studies are to be believed, marrying these women is asking for trouble.

So along with sharing your professional passions on a date, be sure to share your personal hobbies and the things you enjoy about his company.

Dating is not the romantic comedy we grew up watching.

Her colleagues and subordinates may be all jitters when she starts firing people at work.

But remember, you ain't one of those unfortunate beings.

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It’s an external validation of their success, and a woman who is more successful than they are may threaten how they view themselves.

Not a happy conclusion, especially given that many men, particularly successful men, are attracted to women with similar goals and aspirations. After all, your typical career girl is well-educated, ambitious, informed and engaged. And, of course, many working women are indeed happily and fruitfully married–it’s just that they are less likely to be so than non-working women. To be clear, we’re not talking about a high-school dropout minding a cash register.

A recent study in Social Forces, a research journal, found that women–even those with a “feminist” outlook–are happier when their husband is the primary breadwinner. Then, to put it bluntly, the more successful she is the more likely she is to grow dissatisfied with you. Many factors contribute to a stable marriage, including the marital status of your spouse’s parents (folks with divorced parents are significantly more likely to get divorced themselves), age at first marriage, race, religious beliefs and socio-economic status.

According to a recent survey, only 36% women admitted that they "always make time for dates", compared to 50% men.

So, the truth is, there may be a section of women who are work-loaded and oblivious to the fact that they are not devoting time to their better half.

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