Literally, the ONLY thing he can do when you tell him that you have nothing in common (without getting to know him) is tell you that you’re wrong for judging people and that this attitude may come back to haunt you. So, to be crystal clear: no one (besides the fat, stupid and elderly) is saying that you have to date the fat, stupid, or elderly. The reason that I call this a blind spot for women is because women tend to adhere more to their checklists, which usually call for a man who is just like you, but better.
(CNN) -- If dating is a numbers game, then single ladies should consider this: A Pew Research Center report this year noted a surge in women between the ages of 30 and 44 making more money than their husbands.
"The supply of men has changed," said D'Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends project.
"The pool of college educated men isn't growing as rapidly as it is for women." There is also a gender shift in the realm of education. Researchers have found educational attainment to be a higher priority among couples than ever.
Fiona, It doesn’t matter how many men think like this. But I would be remiss if I didn’t pull out the nugget of wisdom from the flawed logic of the laundry operator.
"I couldn't be more proud of what she's done in the business world." The recession has shaken some traditional gender expectations, said several marriage and family experts."When they see a hard-working garbage collector or different kinds of lower-level jobs, then they trust them," Kaba said.Robin Coates, 45, of Mobile, Alabama, found starting a relationship with her boyfriend, Sam, a 39-year-old who installs floors, to be tricky.Particularly among the millennial generation, people are less likely to have gripes with a woman who earns more and has more education, said Nicole Johnson, a spokeswoman for the National Association of Professional Women.Her organization represents 150,000 women, with a majority working in a white-collar profession.