I was looking at some videos online and a lot of people say that women will not settle down with a guy if the guy is not earning more money than them. But I also see a lot of women claiming that money doesn't matter. Some also say they are a breadwinner in their own marriage. There are also stories of women leaving their men when they lose their jobs.
So I'd like to hear what others have to say on this. I personally feel that men don't even look at a woman's income but do notice things like an article on okcupid showing statistics of women messaging the higher income men. I have seen comments about men need to be "successful" and such. But what really defines "success?" I personally feel if a person is happy with their life that is successful but sometimes their partner "wants more."
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I'm going to be honest here:
I think it's a holdover from when women were discouraged from having an active, natural interest in sexual and social bonding with men. If you can't be with a partner who you are very attracted to and get along with well... what is there? Well, financial comfort, for one.
I think women who trust that they can have a genuine connection with men on a sexual and emotional plane are less likely to fret about what a man makes, as long, of course, as the two of you can provide for children. But I think women who are taught that men will only enjoy visual and domestic support from her and never really bond will "play" men in order to get financial security.
I think both men and women crave a deep, sensual connection. But it's hard to reach that high ambition. So we settle; men usually for sexual stimulation and women for financial security.0