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Are men intimidated by independent women?

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1 year ago
This is a very light discussion regarding how men really view women that are independent, goal oriented and decisive. I'm really curious to hear what the men have to say. Ladies, if you have any insight on the subject I'd love to hear from you too. I don't discriminate. lol
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I admire independence in a woman;clinging vines scare me to death!-Norman

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I cant afford to support a woman, just like she cant afford to support me, so therefore, its good for everyone to pay his or her own way, through life.
and as far as marriage goes, it probably wont be very good, because men feel like the woman is made for him, and the woman feels like she is no slave. so, good luck to all of us.
maybe we can run into our spouses passing in the hall every now and then.
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1 year ago
BRAVO mals36! Very well put...a man after my own heart.
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Well, I wish I could find a strong independent woman because that's what I'm attracted to. In my opinion, with some men who get involved with strong woman feel that their personal security lies within the bread winning, or someone needing them. It makes some men feel secure to have a woman that he feels can not operate without him. Really this is not good because the only thing this kind of relationship does is feed into the mans insecurities. What some of us men need to realize is that a woman may not need you, but she may want you. I would rather have a woman who wants me than one who needs me.
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I appreciate your candor republicanagain. Independent does not mean that women do not appreciate cherished traditions. I am independent largely by circumstance but also by choice. I haven't lost my fervor to find a man that will treat me like a lady and care for me. I feel that deep down all women have that longing however again, sometimes we are faced with a sink or swim situation. The feminine movement may have scared some men off but the truly intelligent ones will not judge all women by what a select few have chosen to do. A discerning man will evaluate a woman's situation and be able to tell if she is on a mission to conquer all men in her path or if she is just trying to handle her own and be content in her single state.
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1 year ago
Well,I'm going to open a can of worms here.In my experience,men do shy away from independant women but you have to remember its always been the mans place to take care of and protect women and its not their fault,its been that way since the beginning of man and we have to learn to accept that side of them.We [women]need to learn to make the man feel like a man and feel that he is protecting us,it doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure this one out girls.We need to remember the thing called unconditional love..,not I'll love you if you take the trash out or pick up your dirty clothes.I'm not woman bashing but the femine movement has put the fear of god in men and we have no one to blame but ourselves.I'm not and equal to man and I truly appreciate being a woman and treated like one.
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1 year ago
You've opened the door to that one Xray...now walk on in and give us the long version. (smile)
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No, REAL men are not...that's the short answer.
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I would like to know also if men are intimidated by independent women. I am a recent college graduate (bachelors degree in criminal justice) and I take care of my children by myself. I haven't had much luck in the dating scene because it seems like men don't want women who can stand on their own. Please let me know if I'm wrong.
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I hear you seaweed but i've found that only works in theory. It's been my experience that once a relationship hits the family planning stage and the two start negotiating on role delegation some men are not comfortable with the idea of their significant other having a career that will put demands on their time. Now this has been my experience, I'm not saying that this applies to all men or women. It seems to me that when a relationship turns into more than just casual dating we default back to the traditional roles of men and women as portrayed by those old movies when women were full-time homemakers and men were the bread winners. It may be romantic to view life that way but times have changed and women and men need different things today. Can we reach a happy medium?

Btw, Aussie.....sure yo right girl. I can't wait to read what girly has to say on this one.
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Dammit Layloni you forgot to warn Girly to keep it to 25 words or less!! Now we're gonna get another essay!!!