Dating a powerful man

At my most skeptical, I’ve wondered whether “he’s intimidated by you” is the female equivalent of “you’re in her friendzone,” a ego-coddling excuse for romantic failure that deflects blame from the brokenhearted.

After all, I know so many women who are the “alpha” in their relationships, and so many men who find female power sexy.

This gives men a much wider pool of romantic candidates.

They don’t want “more” and in many cases they prefer “less.”(less success = less complications…)My friend Charles was frustrated after being ‘let down easy’ with the excuse “I think we want different lifestyles.”He said, “Why do women have such a narrow band for dating and then complain there is no one out there?!

Every woman I know in San Francisco says the same thing.“He has to be this much taller and make this much more money. No date is dinged for being 5’5” or pursuing a career as a yogini.”Charles was right.

I mean, I’m tall and successful, so he should be MORE tall and successful. As long as a woman is kind, cute and brushes her teeth, she is considered eligible.

You know, most men are expected to financially support a woman.

Yet most women, even the successful ones, tremble at the thought of even buying a man a beer.”Not convinced you should change your “entitled” tune? (*caveat: math is rougher than my hands in Tahoe wintertime.

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