Are men intimidated by hard-working, goal-oriented women?

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  1. profile image56
    Whitney Turnerposted 9 years ago

    Are men intimidated by hard-working, goal-oriented women?

    It seems as though, men shy away from hard-working, goal-oriented women. Whilst, it seems they're more attracted to loose, "free-spirited" women and are willing to commit to them. Which do they prefer? And why?

  2. Akriti Mattu profile image61
    Akriti Mattuposted 9 years ago

    Insecure men surely are. They even feel emasculated in the presence of a successful woman. However, confident, secure men applaud successful and self made women. I say this from personal experience smile

    1. dashingscorpio profile image81
      dashingscorpioposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If a man finds a woman extremely attractive, with an easy going fun personality, and a great sense of humor the last thing he's going to feel is emasculated!
      Now if she's introverted, aloof, standoffish, boring, & unattractive few men want that!

  3. feenix profile image57
    feenixposted 9 years ago

    No, I am not intimidated by hard-working, goal-oriented women at all.

    About the only women who intimidate me are the real "foxy" ones who wear 6-inch stiletto heels. :-)

  4. dashingscorpio profile image81
    dashingscorpioposted 9 years ago

    Only lonely women believe men are intimidated by their success.
    If this were so how does one explain Madonna, Oprah, Meg Whitman CEO of Hewlett Packard, , Haley Berry, Mary Teresa Barra  CEO of GM, and Ursula Burns CEO of Xerox having boyfriends and husbands? Most of the super successful women have men.
    What tends to happen when someone doesn't have what they want in life they tend to play the blame game.
    I was working with a woman who stated she makes over six figures a year, drives a Mercedes, takes 3-4 vacations every year and owns her own home. I told her all that is great if she's looking for a woman!
    The truth is most men don't place all that high of a value on a woman's success. We're not primarily looking for a woman to take care of us. The "must have list" is different for men and women.
    More often than not our priority list begins with whether or not we find the woman physically attractive. Most guys would rather date a "hot looking" restaurant hostess than a "plain Jane"  corporate attorney.
    The next key ingredient is personality. Is she easy going and shows genuine interest in people other than herself. Some women come off as being "aloof", serious, and uptight with a personality that screams: "Prove you're worth my time!" They couldn't spell FUN if you spotted them the f an the n! She's so into herself that she comes off unapproachable.
    The art of flirting is lost on a lot of these women.
    Another woman told me the first thing she does when she meets a new man is send him her LinkedIn page. Once again she's under belief that men approach dating the way women do. Clearly she believes the guy is going to be "impressed"  and if h's interest in her wanes she blames it on "intimidating" men.
    The reality is she lacks social skills! She is her job.
    Last but not least is having a similar sense of humor or wittiness. This is a very attractive quality! People who laugh together enjoy each other's company. They may tease one another, make funny observations about things/people, or use some sexual innuendo.
    The bottom line is if a guy tells a woman he's "intimidated" by her he's really saying; "I don't enjoy being around you!"
    Trust me if he thought she was "hot looking", "easy to talk with", and had a similar sense of humor he wouldn't rule her out because she has a bigger paycheck!  A woman's success is "icing on the cake"!

  5. word55 profile image68
    word55posted 9 years ago

    No, a man should appreciate such a woman. At least, I do. Some one is going to benefit from her goodness so there is no reason to be intimidated. A man should contribute to a woman's style of life especially if he's interested in her.


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