The wage gap between men and women is slowly becoming indistinct, compared to previous generations. As a result, women are taking home fatter paychecks than men.
And most men are getting intimidated by high-powered women.
The stereotypical professional millennial woman is puffed up with an over-inflated ego. She just spells trouble.
She is aggressive and likes to call the shots. She doesn’t tolerate nonsense from anyone. It is her way, or the highway. She can be too hot to handle. She likes to dominate, which is not an attractive quality unless you are into that kind of thing.
It is not unusual to find a drop-dead gorgeous woman, right out of a golden gene pool, still cruising the singles bar. The reason in most cases would be because she is business savvy and ambitious. Success in a woman just doesn’t seem to attract a husband.
In primitive times, men solely bore the responsibility of bringing home the bacon. Fast forward to today’s generation and not much has changed. A man’s worth and identity is still based on his ability to provide for his family.
Men are conditioned to be the breadwinners. It is something deeply ingrained in the male psyche. When they are unable to rise to the occasion, it bruises their ego and they start to feel emasculated. This is a deal-breaker for them. That is why it comes as no surprise that relationships where the woman is the breadwinner are few and far between.
So, what happens when the roles are reversed and the woman becomes the sole breadwinner? Can men handle super-successful women? Or what happens when the woman is raking in more dough than her better half? Can these relationships work out or are they doomed to fail?
These relationships can prove problematic for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, the lifestyles of the parties involved might be downright conflicting. The woman who is self-sufficient financially has a taste for the finer things in life.
She wants to dine in gourmet restaurants and go on weekend getaways in exotic islands. She boasts of designer labels and sports expensive scent. It is what she is accustomed to.
The struggling man in the picture might find it hard to keep up with her standards. Gifts and dates need to be to her liking, usually beyond the reach of the man’s pocket. He finds himself between a rock and a hard place.
Does he break the bank and keep his woman happy or bid goodbye to his manliness and let the well-off woman pay for these luxuries.
In the long run, the man will start to feel inferior to his woman just because he has been denied the chance to play the traditional male role.
Do you think women who earn more than their men can still maintain a level head in a relationship?