Scott provided a shot of romance in my life just when I needed one badly.We went dancing on our first date, and I loved the feel of his strong hands on my back.Leah Mac Isaac-Ruff, 45, works 11-hour-plus-days as a technology vice president at a Wall Street firm. So does her husband, Doug, 43, who walks dogs for a living.Mac Isaac-Ruff may be the breadwinner, but she finds her husband's career choice refreshing."The pool of college educated men isn't growing as rapidly as it is for women." There is also a gender shift in the realm of education. Researchers have found educational attainment to be a higher priority among couples than ever.Women represent nearly 60 percent of students holding advanced degrees in areas such as medicine, law, business and graduate programs, the U. Popular online dating sites and e Harmony report that romances happen occasionally between educated, professional women and men who are less educated or have a lower salary."A lot of contemporary women in the workforce are getting tired of a certain competitiveness and ambitiousness of men who are very successful, and are finding blue-collar men to be refreshing, more direct, and possibly offering more communication and more attention," said Elyse Goldstein, 62, a Manhattan psychologist whose husband worked in the fuel-oil industry. They have a sense that they're not the princes of the universe.They're not such big prima donnas." For female boomers, career success translates to the ability to date and marry men who earn less than they do at a time when they have less patience for massaging oversized egos. He was flexible and willing to go to my thousands of black-tie events." Odette even forgave Raymond for showing up in sweatpants at one of their first Broadway outings. But that one suit was Armani," said Odette, who had previously dated bankers, a lawyer, and an Internet entrepreneur.
"The supply of men has changed," said D'Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends project.
Shutterstock I recently hung out with a group of girlfriends I hadn’t seen in a very long time.
I’d like to say that it’s because we’re all busy, but I suspect the main reason we don’t see each other often anymore is because I’m a married mother of a 19-month-old, and they are single and childless.
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I was wondering how often do these relationships take place?