Following on from my other thread about women approaching men for a date, I am curious as to how many women would consider dating a guy who was earning less than themselves. I ask because traditionally men were the chief earners of their households and while more women are taking on that role due to women's lib etc, it still seems that as men we are expected to be good financial providers and women look more towards men who fill this criteria.
It would help if you could also state your occupation. I wonder if there's a divide between women in lower paying jobs and those in high flying careers?
Men, how would you feel about a woman being the main bread winner?
- Yes72% (121)7% (9)43% (130)Vote
- No11% (18)10% (13)10% (31)Vote
- Not sure12% (21)4% (5)9% (26)Vote
- Other (please explain)4% (7)0% (0)2% (7)Vote
- I'm a guy/See poll results1% (2)79% (108)36% (110)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I'd have no problem with that at all. However, he should make enough to comfortably support himself and live within his financial means, like I do. I don't want to become his personal ATM. I would help him if he needed a bit of money for rent or something, as long as it didn't become a regular thing every month, or where he's asking me for money all the time for things.
I'm a teacher although I haven't gotten my first full time position yet. I have another job right now. Starting salary is about $50 - $60,000 a year here and I live in an expensive city. I would never expect a guy to carry me financially since I'm more than capable of doing it myself.5
Most Helpful Guy
hmmm I dont know where guys get this frear of a woman earning more won't like me. have you ever noticed all the deadbeats who have no job, no car, no ambition and they still manage to even get married and have kids2