Assertive women dating
While there are more women who are more successful than their husbands, generally marriage occurs between people within the same social class because of shared values, expectations, tastes, goals and occupations.
Some tend to choose partners in terms of the same religious background.
Vaidah Mashangwa WOMEN are beginning to surpass men in many areas including career advancement and involvement in business activities.
It is even envisaged that by 2025 more than half of the bread winners will be women.
Some men feel really threatened by this development as some feel that dating a woman who has the same qualifications or higher qualifications might compromise their superior positions as men and threaten their manhood.
However, some research results point out that men do not worry much about how strong or successful a woman is but that they get worried when such attributes cross too far into a relationship and when women try to dominate.
Today, more than 24 percent women worldwide earn more than their husbands, that is, four times greater than in the 1960s.
This affects a man’s ego and can have a negative impact on a relationship.
Men should also learn to appreciate that life for women is no longer what it was 50 or 60 years ago.
It is unfortunate though that some men find it difficult to render support to their wives’ careers if their wives earn more than they do.
Consequently, in some cases where the wife outperforms the husband in earnings, sex lives are likely to suffer, feelings of love are more likely to diminish and marriages are more likely to end in divorce.
If a man dates a successful woman, the man examines himself and works harder to reach or surpass that level.
Successful women assist men to reset their goals and priorities.Couples should realise that it really does not matter who earns more money but that it is important to work together to meet the needs of their families.