When comparing both online dating experiences, the most curious thing that came out of it for me was that even though my number of per week profile views beat out Stephanie’s, this did not translate into more interactions.It seems like men are happy to look at a Black woman but won’t initiate flirting."It doesn't bother me one bit that she makes more money," said her husband one morning as he was gearing up to walk 15 dogs."I couldn't be more proud of what she's done in the business world." The recession has shaken some traditional gender expectations, said several marriage and family experts.So yes, even though there is a pervasive discount applied against Black women online, maybe the result of it doesn’t matter all that much in real terms.
While men make more money overall and hold more management positions, women are making greater gains.Women represent nearly 60 percent of students holding advanced degrees in areas such as medicine, law, business and graduate programs, the U. Popular online dating sites and e Harmony report that romances happen occasionally between educated, professional women and men who are less educated or have a lower salary.Leah Mac Isaac-Ruff, 45, works 11-hour-plus-days as a technology vice president at a Wall Street firm. So does her husband, Doug, 43, who walks dogs for a living.Particularly among the millennial generation, people are less likely to have gripes with a woman who earns more and has more education, said Nicole Johnson, a spokeswoman for the National Association of Professional Women.Her organization represents 150,000 women, with a majority working in a white-collar profession."The supply of men has changed," said D'Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends project."The pool of college educated men isn't growing as rapidly as it is for women." There is also a gender shift in the realm of education. Researchers have found educational attainment to be a higher priority among couples than ever."When they see a hard-working garbage collector or different kinds of lower-level jobs, then they trust them," Kaba said.Robin Coates, 45, of Mobile, Alabama, found starting a relationship with her boyfriend, Sam, a 39-year-old who installs floors, to be tricky.About 4.7 million jobs were lost among men during the recession, according to April figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Two million women lost their jobs, the report said, leaving more women to become sole supporters of their families.