Men Think Women With Good Jobs are 'Sexy'

job interview Women who strive to make it to the top of the corporate ladder no longer need to worry about men finding them less attractive. The days of the simpering "women in need" getting all the guys are over.

"The idea of men being intimidated by a financially independent woman no longer holds true," said Sherri Brown, managing partner of Cali Pearl Corp.

She notes that according to Allianz Life Insurance Company of America's Women, Money and Power study, more than 90 percent of men think women with good jobs and financial management skills are sexy. "Only 4 percent of the men surveyed did not agree that financially independent women were attractive," she said.

Brown finds this to be true from her own experiences giving financial counseling, mostly to women but also to couples. She says her male clients have confided that they love economically self-sufficient women. "When a male client told me what initially attracted him to his wife, he not only called her beautiful but also mentioned her great job, nice car and that she had her own place. He was turned on by her ability to take care of herself," Brown said.

Another male client sent her an e-mail with the following comment, "Successful men are attracted to women that are smart, strong and are aggressively seeking to be financially independent."

Unfortunately, Brown has found that many women neglect to acquire monetary acumen until a crisis such as a divorce. "Women are not taking responsibility for their financial lives with the same gusto with which they take care of everything else in their lives," she said.

Brown adds that when she works with married couples, "the men are often the only ones to show up for a financial planning meeting. It's a shame that many women end up living in poverty after divorce, causing pain and suffering for themselves and for any kids they may have."

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February 24 2011 at 1:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A friend of mine has long claimed that a "10" was a "6 with a good job". Perhaps this article validates his statement. . .

February 23 2011 at 9:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

women are sexy piriod no mattter what jbb

February 23 2011 at 5:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

defining "SEXY" could be something like proper attire, not over weight, under short, well mannered, good command of vocabularies. TThose things could be universal pursuit from all employers. male or female.

February 23 2011 at 4:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I can't stop laughing. Men think women with good jobs are sexy?? WELL OF COURSE THEY DO!!!! Who writes this garbage?

February 23 2011 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I know a woman who has a "God" job, 3 beautiful girls just about ready to copulate, a 48 year old stay at home husband with a law degree. Last week, he was out fox hunting riding to hounds, dropped dead of a heart attack. Case closed.

February 23 2011 at 4:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Foxhunting? Where? Was his family joining him. Interesting story.

February 24 2011 at 12:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ahhh, UMmm, ERrr, who paid for this stupid study, the working womens association, right?

February 23 2011 at 4:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I graduated high school in '74 and still remember those girls who wanted to make a career of housewife and mom. Nothing wrong with that but I always suggested they go to secretarial or nursing school, predicting they'd tire of being stuck at home (they'd laugh and call me a pessimist). Many married right after graduation and were divorced within five years; husband gone, money gone, peace of mind gone. I'm so happy to hear the girls my son goes to school with speak of college and graduate school and never fail to encourage them to leave the marriage and babies until after they get it done!

February 23 2011 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Women with so-called "good jobs" are often the least satisfied, because they think they can do it all themsleves. When they discover that they can't be a good wife, mother, and working automoton at the same time, they focus their energy on the one thing that they think they can control, which is usually work. When the husband sees this happening, he might reason that someone needs to be there for the kids, so if she won't quit work to stay at home, he will. Many wives will have no part of this, as many women can't stand the thought of their husband being at home while they work, even if they are multi-millionaires. It is all about control. If the husband bonds with the kids while the wife is working, she loses conrol. Many working women with high incomes are control freaks. Losing conrol is their greatest fear and it consumes them. Most men don't find this quality attractive at all.

February 23 2011 at 12:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Any job a women has is sexy because they can go dutch.

February 23 2011 at 10:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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I agree!!!

February 23 2011 at 10:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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