Then John looked at his watch and said that he had to get going.
The answer turns out that maybe they Tara is an incredibly bright, career-driven business major with high grades and an impressive resumé.
She's also gorgeous, easy to talk to, and has a great sense of humor – in other words, she's a great catch.
If smart women do, in fact, intimidate men, it's safe to say it's not women's fault, but the fault of time.
Women, just like men, are products of their environment.
One of the most interesting pieces of advice my mother ever gave me was, “Don't come off too strong when in the presence of a guy you like.”History has shown it isn't just my mom who thinks this way; pop culture tells women to bat their eyelashes and wear passive lip gloss instead of bold lipstick to attract a man. Johnny Depp left triple threat Vanessa Paradis for a 20-something up-and-comer.
Bill Clinton cheated on the highly successful Hillary with the less-established Monica. These instances have left me wondering, do independent women intimidate men? In order to correctly examine this claim, it's crucial to define what exactly deems a woman as “independent.”Several modern feminists refer to themselves as “independent” if they feel they don't really need men — they just want them.
With this in mind, we asked Elite Singles’ resident psychologist Salama Marine for her thoughts on why some men are still put off by powerful women, and for her advice on dealing with the ignorance and finding love against the odds. On first impression, successful women are really attractive, and men like the idea of ‘conquering’ them.
But when it’s time to think about a long term relationship, everything changes.
In this Huff Post piece, Pompey speaks for successful and highly-driven women: They pursue the perfect man in the same manner that they have spent their entire lives pursuing the perfect job and education. Not enough ‘regular guys' are given opportunities because women have so many options these days. This creates a cultural resentment towards women who are only interested in, say, the top ten percent of the dating population.
And because women ‘don't need' men, they can afford to search endlessly for a man that may or may not exist.
Still, this relatively new, not-needing-a-man reality has proven to be bittersweet: It has propelled the women's movement forward, but has taken women backward when it comes to romantic relationships.