She's competed in 11 marathons, runs her own consulting firm and is working on her Ph. "You would think these are qualities men would like — and most [men] say they do—but sooner or later, I feel like they begin feeling inferior or inadequate as a man or breadwinner." Christine isn't alone in her frustration.
Christine recalls, "I recently had a male friend tell me, ' Chris, men just want a woman who's going to be home and be a great wife and mother. Look at you, you're going 100 mph all the time, no guy wants that.'""I am attractive, in gosh-darn good shape, fun, great sense of humor, full of energy and life, smart and ambitious," says Christine.
I know that if a guy finds a girl intimidating, it’s usually because she’s very striking physically.
But for the girls/women out there, if you found a guy to be intimidating, would that be a good thing or a bad thing?
They had the power to grant or deny my romantic desires and, whether they knew it or not, they wielded that power.
I believe it was a combination of a lack of self-confidence on my part and the natural forces inherent in sexual relationships.""The real problem may be considering women who are unmarried to be failures.
I can understand the source of these comments, for I’ve achieved certain noteworthy milestones in my life.
Nothing big like earning one million or one billion dollars, but still things I’m proud to have achieved nonetheless.
Men inherit milllennia years of social and hierarchical dominance and either knowingly or unknowingly have an irrational fear of losing their territory." As a younger single man, I was intimidated by the women I was attracted to; the more sexually attracted I was, the more intimidated I felt.
According to the 2005 Current Population Survey, a single 30-year-old woman is more likely to marry by age 40 if she has a graduate degree than if she doesn't.
But Jane Scandurra, producer and director of the documentary warns against reading too much into these statistics.
Says Christopherson, "There are many men who are attracted (both sexually and socially) to strong, powerful and/or influential women.
They see these traits as contributing to the complexity of that woman's character and personality.", 2005 Current Population Survey data shows, "Successful women in their 30s have options — and [women] in their late 30s are significantly more likely to walk down the aisle than their less accomplished sisters."So there are good guys out there, now it's just a matter of finding them.