Being an intimidating woman
They remind these people of the existential crisis that cause their current state of being. According to the book Strong, aggressive, ambitious people intimidate weak, passive, lackadaisical people regardless of sex. 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.
Especially if they are very successful in other ways." Recent research supports these conclusions.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."Either biologically or sociologically men have it ingrained in their minds that it is a competition," says Scandurra."There may be some guys out there who aren't intimidated, but are there enough?""Of course men deny it," laughed Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem a family therapist."they just aren't telling the truth because the question intimidates them."So while there are no clear answers, it is evident that as society grows and changes the issue of how men and women interact is an ever evolving and complicated one.Women today lead richer lives and settle down for love and companionship, rather than out of social pressure or economic neccessity.And the good news is, some men find this to be a good thing.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.