Dating a man who makes less money
(In fact, he's usually middle of the road.) But I don't just desire a nice guy, I desire MY guy.Around the tenth time a man shamed me for wearing 0 shoes or paying for a country club membership, I made a declaration: I would no longer date men who weren't in a similar financial situation.
Within three years, I was making six figures, flying across the country, buying stocks and working to earn a master’s degree - all while working full-time.
Recent figures from a large-scale government study show the number of 'breadwinner wives' - women in partnerships who earn more than their men - has soared to 19 per cent, with another 25 per cent earning the same amount as their menfolk.
It means that almost half of us now earn as much or more than our husbands and partners.
I'm one of the hardest working people I know, and I simply want a husband who works equally hard and brings the same if not more bacon to the table.
I want to know that if we ever went broke or faced a tragedy, we'd both work through it and have the endurance to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. But I have one caveat: If I make an exception to the income rule, I know the man must be secure in himself and his manhood, because a man who can't hold his own beside me, can't stand next to me.