Skip to comments.51% of Women Are Now Living Without Spouse
Posted on 01/16/2007 10:04:04 AM PST by shrinkermd
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Well, that's true. And as another poster to you stated, probably best that you don't!
(Not a knock on you. After all, I agree with you much of the time!)
But then again, you never know....!
I once said I'd never date a guy with a non-American car. I softened. Although, lucky for me my man does NOT have 1! ;-D
First let me reveal - I've been married to the same blue blood American southern gal for 45 years..and that the young men and women I've been in closest contact with in California have been engineers working in Silicon Valley's high tech industries...
These guys are NOT the typical "mail order bride" customers.... In fact NONE used the "service"... all met their future brides in person while on work location in those countries...or while the professional ladies were in America on a business or training trip to our California plant site..
I was astounded to see how many of these educated and well grounded young men were passing up the "local" California gals to marry girls from their small hometowns, or foreign assignment posts. Japan, Australia, China, Iran and Montreal,Canada -- in that order ranked highest in the locations that these young men were bringing home wives... The young women engineers, for the most part were already involved with some guy back home or with one of their male peers at the office.. Too bad there there too few of these educated professional girls to go around.
My own son -- met his Canadian wife while in School here in the U.S.... My daughter married an American born son of teachers who had spent his childhood and early adult life on Pacific Islands..
This all happened -- in Kalifornicate! Land of some of the world's most beautiful women...
Unfortunately -- too many of these Kalifornicate ladies are dumb as a dead battery and have the morals of an ally cat..
This is learned behavior, and the important question is: what elements in our society are teaching men that they need to act this way? And almost nobody on FR likes to look squarely at the answers (Hint: it sure ain't Gloria Steinem...)
The nice guy/jerk complex has been going on for quite a long time - read Jane Austen and you'll see the exact same dynamics were at work 200 years ago. There are straightforward solutions to it, but they are off-topic for FR and as you well know most of the men here won't listen, anyway. ;)
(PS: You never explained what your tagline comes from...)
I haven't seen that in under-30 women. I've seen some of it in the 40-55 age group, but less than is popularly believed.
The under-30s I interacted with were in marketing/advertising, if that's any qualifier.
Jeff...My husband cooks, cleans, cleans the kitty litter, AND does all the ironing. He also fishes, hunts, builds things and looks sexy doing it all...It has nothing to do with what a man does that is a measure of his sexiness, my dear. You can take that to the bank.
Yep, just different opinions on the matter.
The Women of DU?
OK, that explains everything. ;)
"Nice Guy DUD?"
LOL, beautiful mistake! Don't be surprised at a witty come-back to your whole post!
Because he's a greater-than-thou idiot.
Wow... I've never made a decision about a guy depending on what kind of car he drove!
Honestly? Because he likes to. Any other questions?
Hey, you brought it up.....
...I know it's coming.....
Easy - Don't wear pants
The future is a 90 year old virgin feminist looking on google version 2.0 on internet II to total frustration because she can't find out where babies come from and how it somehow relates to physical recreatin between adults.
You don't often get openings handed to you like that; what could I do? :)
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