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Old 11-21-2008, 12:04 PM
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than them? I hear alot on tv and radio talk shows about women not having a problem dating guys who earn less than them. However, some of my female friends do have a problem with that. They want the men they date or get into relationships to earn more than them. This is coming from women who are professionals and have good jobs themselves. So what is the real deal here?
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:06 PM
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As long as he has a job/income that covers his own expenses, I really don't care how much he makes. I make enough to support me and my own and to live comfortably - but I'm not in the charity business and will not be contributing to his subsidized existence.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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I don't care.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:10 PM
 
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In a relationship I don't think it matters who gets paid more, as long as the bills get paid, there's food on the table and you can put some of it in the bank.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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I have some interest in this thread because im a working class guy and theres..
Plenty of professional women out there making more than me.
One would think that with women making more money they would worry..
More about finding a guy who is honest,treats them right,etc then his income.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Not that it's a definite dealbreaker and not that my own salary is much of a goal, but I'm used to men earning more and yes, I prefer it.

What is more important, though, is how the money is being handled. Iíll take a more modest salary being responsibly managed any day over a bigger income being sent down the drain all the time by reckless actions. I've said this before - my ex-husband was making 2 1/2 times more than I did and always had been before meeting me and didn't have much to show for it (and that was happening quite late in his life).
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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It's not a big deal, as long as he's not blowing it
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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I know someone who is married and his wife makes more and has made..
A few comments about it to him and made him feel like garbage a few times.
If i was married to someone making more money i would not tolerate any..
Comments or trying to make me feel less of a man.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:20 PM
 
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I know someone who is married and his wife makes more and has made..
A few comments about it to him and made him feel like garbage a few times.
If i was married to someone making more money i would not tolerate any..
Comments or trying to make me feel less of a man.
Especially if you make a good salary, and you know that her 'making more' than you will more than provide for a good life for the both of you.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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I have some interest in this thread because im a working class guy and theres..
Plenty of professional women out there making more than me.
One would think that with women making more money they would worry..
More about finding a guy who is honest,treats them right,etc then his income.
Not just professional women. I make more a year than my neurologist. I work from May until mid-November. Of course any warranty work comes in there.
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