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.
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.
Christine recalls, "I recently had a male friend tell me, ' Chris, men just want a woman who's going to be home and be a great wife and mother. Look at you, you're going 100 mph all the time, no guy wants that.'""I am attractive, in gosh-darn good shape, fun, great sense of humor, full of energy and life, smart and ambitious," says Christine.
She’s done it all; dating sites, meeting guys at cons, the comic store, chatting up friends from class and at work.
If a woman keeps hearing from men that she’s “intimidating”, what is she supposed to do – besides start approaching men who have more self-confidence and fewer issues?
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.I conducted an informal (and utterly unscientific) poll on the Dr.Nerd Love Facebook Page, trying to get a handle on what guys mean. So let’s take a look at what men say is intimidating… Men can find beauty intimidating; the more attractive the woman, the more advantages society gives her. 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."Either biologically or sociologically men have it ingrained in their minds that it is a competition," says Scandurra.