After we separated, I began to wonder how much men feel this need to be dominant in a relationship in order to feel sexually attracted to their mate.
If that's true, then being with a strong, clever, capable woman must be a turn-off.
A first look at her apartment, a smartly appointed studio in a full-service building in Tri Be Ca, would only reinforce the impression.
What is also powerfully influential are the ever increasing and empowering lead roles created for women in movies, on TV, and through infinite social media forums.Today's younger men have had the opportunity to grow up seeing these powerful women – it’s been a more regular part of their experience in everyday life.Because many women work full-time and raise families it enables men who have grown up with this norm to feel less threatened by female success.When a long relationship broke down a few years ago, my then boyfriend cited my intelligence as a reason that it wouldn't work. That he couldn't bear to be with a bimbo who couldn't hold a sensible discussion? He told me that he just didn't want to go out with a woman who was clever and successful.He said it meant that I could never let any discussion go, or concede a flawed argument; I had to solve problems when they arose, and would argue political points with him.In both cases, this may be due to the allure of the possibilities that come with mixing ages, interests and backgrounds.