once upon a time…
…a good friend of mine Dr. Phill’d my life in the form of a text message and it went a little something like this:
"Unfortunately for you, most men suck. In your case, the pool of qualified men is small, because you’re a successful woman, that’s probably - more often than not - more successful than the guys you date (just a hunch). This leaves you with 3 options. 1. The guy who makes less money than you, but doesn’t feel threatened by your success and independence (good luck finding this guy) 2. The guy that digs you, but despises you deep down inside, because he doesn’t feel like he measures up to you, because he doesn’t feel like you really need him (this is most guys. Some hide it well) 3. The guy that is more successful than you. In guy language this means, the guy that makes significantly more money than you. Personally, I think this is your best starting point. You can be yourself with this guy."
I should mention that this friend is a happily married man with three lovely, well-behaved, balanced children. Doesn’t mean he has all the answers but, if this were a test, I’d cheat off his paper.
And we all lived happily ever after…I hope.