Dating men lawyers
Some 66 percent of SWANS disagree with the statement “My career or educational success increases my chances of getting married.” Anne, a 30-year-old chief resident at a Boston hospital, said she doesn’t think of herself as intimidating or uber-intelligent, but men seem to get that impression.
“I was out with two friends from residency recently and I asked one of the married guys if he had any single friends to set me up with.
Miranda, the high-powered lawyer, tells a man she meets at a speed-dating event that she’s a flight attendant. Both of them are lying — she to diminish her status, and he to inflate it.
“It was just depressing.” Kim chimed in: “I’m on the cusp of turning 30 and people are always complaining that smart women don’t get married.
You never hear about the relationships that are going well, the people who have found a great match.
Three years later, Maureen Dowd blamed her own single life on her career success.
In her 2005 book Dowd told readers that she came from a family of Irish maids and housekeepers.
“I’ve been told by well-meaning relatives: ‘Don’t talk about work on a date, dumb it down, and it’s bad to earn so much money because guys will be scared of you.’ And I got the word ‘intimidating’ a lot,” said Alexis, a 35-year-old lawyer in San Francisco. Nearly half of single women believe their professional success is intimidating to the men they meet.