Studies find, as well as statistics show that no matter how much men say they want an equal partner, a woman who’s smart and independent often make men feel emasculated or inferior.
How many times have you heard of a couple that jus split up, in which woman was stronger, more successful partner? Usually the story ends by him cheating or not being able to pop a question. Shortly after the same man marries a woman who is much different, if not completely opposite than his previous mate.
Most relevant research shows that man is still expected to be a provider and succeed in career. Men will not feel comfortable getting into serious relationship when they are not able to provide. Although women have proven that they can also provide, many marriages are based on gender roles bias. Women have done a lot to prove that they can be equal or better providers, yet we are still far from becoming equal partners in committed relationships. With that said, it is possible to overcome this bias by being able to recognize potential and improving communication on both ends. After all, our ultimate goal is our happiness withing the fundamental relationship that we come to nurture together. For many women, that means recognizing the potential. The relationship with our life partners thrives on equality and change, willingness to experiment and willingness to adopt and growth within, rather than on cultural bias.