Do men find beautiful women intimidating
In a related study, when single female students were placed in groups with other women, they admitted wanting high-paying, high-powered jobs. When it comes to who men ask out, the research looks different.
But in groups with single men, these women were more likely to say they wanted a family-friendly job: lower paying but more flexible. In Match.com’s 2017 Singles in America survey, men marked "entrepreneur" as the sexiest career a woman can have. Cohen, Ph D, and Karen Wilson, Ph D, as men’s academic motivation rises, so does their desire for a smart partner. A series of experiments at the University at Buffalo, for example, discovered that while men are turned on by the idea of intelligent women, the concept is tougher to swallow in practice — in fact, if a girl outperforms a guy on a test, he’ll express less romantic interest.
“He said, ‘If you give this up now, I will support you in whatever you want to do later,’” Yi recalls. When she started vocalizing her career aspirations, he’d throw out comments like, “But who will make dinner?
” He did want a smart wife, Yi says — just not a successful one.
Finally, join in trying to wake the unwoke men: Guys, stop discounting female strivers as GF prospects.
School the men in your life who are still judging dates by outdated biases.
“Observe whether he has specific curiosity or feedback about your work,” says Walsh.
However, if you have a big vision of what you hope to accomplish in your career, there’s a strong chance you won’t be satisfied for long.
Not to let guys off the hook but much of this stuff is deeply ingrained.
Evolutionary behavior and traditional gender roles have primed dudes to be competitive and establish themselves as breadwinners.
They can perceive successful women as a threat to their career goals.
Or a man’s subconscious might tell him he can’t handle dating today’s super-capable, financially independent girl boss, says David Buss, Ph D, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin.