Love and Money

As if dating wasn’t complicated enough, women who make a good living can be seen as a threat to men. A recent study shows that in several cities, women in their twenties were making more than their male counterparts. This NY Times article interviews several young women about the dating issues they’ve had with guys who make less money than they do.

To me, it seems a little surprising in this day and age that men would have a problem with women making more than they do. But I suppose the archetype of man as provider is so deeply ingrained in the social psyche that it is hard for most men to get past this new phenomenon. What do you think? If you’re a guy, would you date a woman who makes more money than you? And if you’re a woman, does it matter to you if your man’s paycheck is less than yours?


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