Many of us have heard the popular saying which says “Behind every successful man, there’s a woman” In the 21st century, that quote has been changing. Turns out that women are quickly surpassing men in several categories when it comes to success. Women have more college degrees and master’s than men do. They are also earning higher wages than men in the urban areas. Statistics show that more than 50% of women will be the primary earners by 2025.
In addition to these stats, there are countless others which showcase how far females have come. So with women moving up past men, are men feeling resentful or happy for them? Are men intimated by women who are successful, smart and strong? Some say that males have become acrimonious towards the way women are surpassing them in many areas. Others note that men are elated to have females accomplish so much. However, the truth of it all lies in between both answers.
For a long time, our society has been very chauvinistic with outdated misogynistic views. Males love to be the alpha in the room or in any situation. Although there are countless of men who can admire, respect and praise a strong, successful woman, not all do. At the same time, it also all depends on the situation. A man may appreciate a strong woman, but that all changes when they are in a relationship with them.
Men, by nature, are extremely competitive and love to win. They deal with this environment all day long at work. But, it all changes if and when they are in a relationship with highly prosperous woman. The last thing a man wants to do is come home and feel as they are in a rivalrous and competing situation. Men don’t like it when the high qualities of a female step too far into their unison.
Women can be attracted to a man based on his accomplishments. These are qualities they use when they search for the right person to be with. Yet males don’t look at things the same way. Men are not attracted to a woman’s degree of success. At least not in the same way women are about them. Having a female at your side who has achieved many accomplishments is great. For males, it is often seen as an added bonus which can make life easier. But, it is not an issue which makes them attracted to the women.
People often forget that men are visual creatures by nature. For them, it is more about having a physical spark first, then the rest falls into place. While you can find some men who are not intimated by strong, productive and smart women, not all feel the same. To most, a woman who is too successful, may ultimately make them feel as if they are no longer a real man. And in the end, that is what matters most to most males.