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Old 07-31-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Some men don't like women who are on the career ladder because they are super busy, travel a lot, and their priority is work.

Some men would rather THEY be the center of their woman's life.

How do you feel about it? What are your experiences?
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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*grabbing popcorn*

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Old 07-31-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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None of the women I have dated worked. At least not while I was with them. Two of them were disabled though. Also, my wife was considered "disabled" when I married her.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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At my age, that's what I'm looking for. I've done the whole career thing and I honestly wouldn't mind letting it take a back seat to her's. If it would give me an opportunity to be a "Mr. Mom" and stay at home, even better.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I believe that women that stay at home, that is old-fashioned. If a woman is with a men, they have to work, not just the man. If this happens, then the woman is depending on the man. This is the new century, men and woman should be 50/50. Both should work
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Some men don't like women who are on the career ladder because they are super busy, travel a lot, and their priority is work.

Some men would rather THEY be the center of their woman's life.

How do you feel about it? What are your experiences?
I personally wouldn't like my wife to be on the career ladder for the reasons you mentioned. Ideally, my wife would stay home and care for my children and me. I certainly don't want a wife who's priority is "work".

Also, you'd think such women would tend towards an aggressive, competitive, "type A" personality type, which I find VERY unattractive in a woman.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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Any Women who would consider using the term,"career ladder", in conjunction with a question regarding her attractiveness therein, needs a reality check.

I've met some people who thought they were on some kind of holy quest in their job, truly pathetic.

I've been around long enough to know that we as a species, are sliding down the slippery slope when we begin to associate our work with any facet of dating desireability, Women who think they are on a career ladder are really out of touch with the reality of the latter day workplace, to say the least. It isn't that they travel, or are, "super busy", but, it is truly hitting the proverbial nail to say that they see their work as a "priority". This simple fact has worked against both Men, and Women. When you have "priorities", you are setting the terms of your life, "workaholic," is what they call these folk's, when they happen to be Men.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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generally the men I've known, once they see the paycheck of the woman on the career ladder, they are more than happy to let her do her thing, and share the financial burden of keeping a home and raising a family. Also plenty of guys see that her paycheck can buy him expensive toys, cars, trips, whatever.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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My career will never rule my life. I don't want to date a workaholic. It makes for bad relationships.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: The Shires
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Some men don't like women who are on the career ladder because they are super busy, travel a lot, and their priority is work.

Some men would rather THEY be the center of their woman's life.

How do you feel about it? What are your experiences?

I am not a workaholic, so I would not want to be in a relationship with one.
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