A new study confirms the importance of a major pillar of the Sigma Philosophy, namely, the role of Provider.
According to Pew Research, single women:
“place a great deal of importance on finding someone who has a steady job — fully 78% say this would be very important to them in choosing a spouse or partner.”
Translation: Women value Providers.
Interestingly, in spite of being able to provide for themselves, today’s women are scrutinizing a man’s work prospects more than ever before.
Pew Research revealed that this desire far outpaces women’s other marital requirements, including similar ideas about having and raising children, sharing the same moral and religious beliefs, having at least as much education, and being of the same racial or ethnic background.
Does this suggest that today’s women are overly concerned with a man’s wealth and power — a seemingly sexist and shallow desire?
Hardly. When you consider the fact that women are regularly outperforming their male counterparts in both graduation and employment rates, it becomes obvious that women are less willing to select a mate that will become a dependent rather than a partner.
Remember, this isn’t an issue of dollars and cents. It’s about security and stability.
More on this tomorrow…
Dr. John Alexander is relationship expert and the author of The Sigma Male: What Women Really Want. To learn more about Sigma Coaching, visit his website, subscribe to his blog, “like” his page on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter.