You'll often see confident, bright women who rate a 9 or 10 on the attractiveness scale with men who hover around the 3 mark. To her, the 'three man' might well be a 10 because of attributes that aren't as obvious.
A man who is kind, supportive and let's them truly relax and drop all their defenses is worth more to a woman at the top of her game than a wealthy, handsome banker boy who is time poor and emotionally unavailable.
It's a disturbingly familiar sight: a wealthy, high-achieving, good-looking woman paired up with a less than desirable man.
A man who's not half as attractive or successful, someone who cheats and treats her badly or is so dull, you lose the will to live after five minutes of sitting next to him.'Why did she choose him?
Most men don't feel 'good enough' to approach her and assume they'll be rejected, so don't even try.
Dinner and text conversations range from recent features in the New Yorker, to the political landscape to the etymology of favorite words like the Portuguese “saudade.” Overwhelmingly, though, my female friends and I are for the most part single.
There’s been eviscerating break ups, whirlwind romances and casual dates in between. The romantic ones of the bunch attribute it to not yet finding a perfect match, while the more cynical ones say it’s the guys we’re choosing, like we have bad taste in men.
My dad sat me down and said it’s more important for me to be smart and nice to people than it is to be pretty or popular.
He reiterated this statement the night before my first day of high school, and it’s a piece of advice I’ve carried with me since. I love the career I’m building and have a group of friends I trust and admire.
We perceive smart, successful women as not needing someone to look after them because they're so capable of looking after themselves.