Maureen Dowd’s is complaining about something, but I can’t figure out quite what. Makes me kind of wish that the NY Times never made her column free.
We also found that women got more dates when they won high marks for looks.
Stop the presses! Scientists discover that men prefer women who are good looking!
It turns out that men avoided women whom they perceived to be smarter than themselves. The same held true for measures of career ambition — a woman could be ambitious, just not more ambitious than the man considering her for a date.
I think the above quote has something to do with what she’s really complaining about, but it seems to be mutually beneficial, because a past NY Times article revealed that women dump men who don’t have an expensive enough apartment. It’s best for everyone if they never start dating in the first place.
Note that “ambition” is just a euphemism for money. Ambitionless rich men seem to have no problems in the dating market. If anything, not having to sit in a soulless cubicle for 40 hours a week adds to their desirability--it makes them seem more free spirited.
Or, to take a quote from yet another NY Times article:
“I love traveling, going to the opera and good restaurants,” she said. “It doesn’t have to be Per Se, but good food is important in my life. It’s sometimes hard to maintain the lifestyle I’m used to when I’m in a relationship with a guy who makes less than me, since I don’t want to be paying for the guy I’m with all the time.”
Once again, men just seem to be showing good common sense to avoid women like the one from the quote above.