This issue is tied to the fact that I've always been responsible with money and as a result, have had to bail out family members in need, several times in my life, even when I was merely a college student.
While I was happy to help when I was younger, I'm growing more resentful of this and wish everyone could just be responsible.
I haven't had many serious relationships so this is all new to me.
I care about him too, but lately I've been having anxiety of how we would work if we really married.
I'm in my late 20's but I've had a fear for many years that a man would marry me for my money and then leave me.
And are they shining role models for a new generation or a recipe for relationship disaster?
Nikki Owen, 49, typifies this new breed of high-earning women.
I think this is a great question — I’ve been there on both counts, and I think it’s something that can be unique to overachieving chicks. (And apologies in advance for every time I say “he” or “the guy” — I really do just mean the person you’re dating, but it can be so much more awkward to write.) First, let me start by saying that in the beginning, I wanted a guy who was “more” than me — taller, smarter, richer, more successful.
(Hey, I’ll admit it.) After a few years on the New York dating scene that was whittled down to “taller” — and I was even flexible on that point.
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Before my boyfriend (b/f) and I started dating, I used to categorically refuse to someone who didn't have a college education, but I made an exception for him. We have talked about kids and marriage and a future together, so I know we both take this relationship seriously and this is not some fling.
It's a staggering figure that represents what is probably the biggest and most significant social shift of our time, with far-reaching implications for personal relationships and family lives which we're only just beginning to fully appreciate. How have we gone from 1969, when just 4 per cent of women out-earned their men, to this?
How do they - and their men - feel about their new status?
Like it or not, when it comes to dating our genders are not operating on a level playing field.