Ambitious men dating

• Are these the men that will act as stewards for their organizations, be true partners in raising their children and enable their wives to pursue her ambitions?

• Are these the men that will make gender equality a reality in my children's lifetime, if not in my own?

If female Harvard MBAs are hiding their light under a bushel, what does that say about the rest of us?

The article argued that women, especially single women, often felt they had to choose between academic and social success.

The article went on to highlight a female student, former president of her class at Columbia and a Mc Kinsey consultant, and her concern that meeting someone at Harvard could be her last chance among cream-of-the-crop-type people.

So, what: You have to choose between your goals and a BF? Although guys’ attraction to girl power is more layered than you think, it is possible to find a partner who will support you. That same survey found that 87 percent of men say they’d be with a woman who made more than they did and nearly 90 percent wouldn’t mind if she were more educated. Jesse B., 33, a digital strategist, has been there.

He is supportive of his female friends’ dreams and sees himself settling down with a career type someday. “It’s intimidating when a woman is beautiful and successful and has her shit together,” he says. What I want in my head and what I go for are not usually aligned.” For Jesse and guys like him, in-the-moment feelings of emasculation are overriding their stated dating preferences, says psychologist Lora Park, Ph D, lead researcher of that University at Buffalo study.

In a related study, when single female students were placed in groups with other women, they admitted wanting high-paying, high-powered jobs. When it comes to who men ask out, the research looks different.

But in groups with single men, these women were more likely to say they wanted a family-friendly job: lower paying but more flexible. In Match.com’s 2017 Singles in America survey, men marked "entrepreneur" as the sexiest career a woman can have. Cohen, Ph D, and Karen Wilson, Ph D, as men’s academic motivation rises, so does their desire for a smart partner. A series of experiments at the University at Buffalo, for example, discovered that while men are turned on by the idea of intelligent women, the concept is tougher to swallow in practice — in fact, if a girl outperforms a guy on a test, he’ll express less romantic interest.

Highly ambitious men are generally considered very desirable as both leaders and mates.

But recent news out of Harvard Business School and the 10th Anniversary of National Work and Family Month got me thinking about how the "less ambitious" man is the real key to making better work-life balance -- and gender equality -- a reality. In early September, the did a feature story titled, "Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equity." The story showcased an aggressive experiment by arguably the world's most prestigious business school to undergo a "gender makeover" and proactively address why women students -- arriving with similar pedigrees to their male counterparts -- soon fell behind.

When students believed their responses were private, there was no difference between the two groups of women.

When they believed their responses would be shared with their classmates, partnered women and men didn’t change at all.

While extrapolating to other settings is beyond the scope of this paper, elite female MBA students comprise a selected group that presumably places a higher value on career success than the general female population.

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