I told her, imagine being outdoors under the stars with a fire I built. No dice. It left her cold. So we stayed in a $100 a might hotel.
I also knew a man who had been an officer in the Army and when he got out got an M.S. in something; I have forgotten what. He worked for the feds. When he checked the promotion board there were eight white women, one black one, and one Hispanic one. No men whatsoever. He said he and friend just stared at it and said nothing.
I also have a friend who loves the law and wanted to be a law professor. The dean told him, forget it, you stand no chance because you're a white man.
Not only is the economy lousy, it's made worse by the fact Affirmative Action means "White Men Need Not Apply."
So what's going to happen when all these women making a lot of money look around for a man to marry?
For one thing, she's going to run into guys who are gold-diggers, who can't make a decent living anymore, so they have given up and will settle for a woman making a lot of money instead of marrying for love.
I'm sure these high-paying women never saw that coming.
The story is that men aren't attracted to women making a lot of money. They're aren't, not for love. But to have a place to stay and something to eat, yes.
I guess these women thought they were going to have an "equal" relationship. You know, he makes as much as she does. But the very rare guy who does make lots of money isn't going to waste his time with some go-getter female. Who the hell needs that?
When it comes right down to it, you want a relationship that's fun, one that you can engage in play. How many of these career-oriented women are playful? Overwhelmingly, they aren't.
And when you've got some guy turned into a gold-digger because his job prospects have been devastated, how much fun is he going to be when he has to marry a woman because otherwise he might be living in a studio apartment and taking the bus to work?
Things have gotten switched around. It used to be men who worried about gold-diggers. Now it's some women who are suspicious - and shocked! But isn't this what so many women wanted - to be treated like a man?
Again: I'll bet these women didn't expect this.