Another fact is the influence of hypergamy, which means that women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does. Men don’t have the same preference for a higher-earning mate.As if trying to prove the point, a NY Post article describes a woman who wants to marry a man who makes more money:
While women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship. This simple but profound difference between the sexes has powerful consequences for the so-called pay gap.
“As a successful woman, I’m looking for someone of my caliber — not some schlump off the street, but someone as successful as me — or more.”You do not hear men talking this way.
The flaxen-haired vixen is heaving with desire, and has the décolletage-baring dresses to prove it.
“I want to go from a First Avenue princess to a Park Avenue princess,” says the UES singleton, who is unequivocal about her choosy checklist. “I’m looking for a perfect 10 — someone who’s 5 on the looks scale with $5 million in the bank.”
She earns in the top 1 percent, but she’s not interested in a parasite who’s not earning his own keep.
“Some people may call me a gold digger, but I call myself a goal digger — I’m goal-oriented, I have a really nice lifestyle, but I need a husband who can move me into the next tax bracket, together. There’s no shame in my game.”