It also doesn’t mean men expect their "ambitious" wife to stay that way after marriage.
An study finds that 50% of millennial men expect their wife’s career to take a backseat to theirs (versus equal priority) and nearly 70% expect the wife to be the primary caretaker of their children (versus equal responsibility).
Even more daunting for some men are progressive relationships — where the female may have a busier schedule, a more powerful network, and achieve more career success than her male partner.
A University of Chicago study shows a woman and man are much less likely to pair up if her income exceeds his.
In 2015, there are many men who will claim they want a "smart, ambitious woman," but I’ve noticed it often doesn’t play out that way in reality — and there are plenty of studies to corroborate my anecdotal evidence.
Yes, we’re selective — we believe the research that correlates education and professional achievement with ambition, and weigh these data heavily in our screening algorithms. If we open the gates too wide too fast, we risk becoming like every other dating app out there, where the men judge women on their looks and the women struggle to find men who value their intelligence and support their ambition. The couples who we create, even if small in absolute numbers right now, will ideally successfully demonstrate that dual-career relationships are not only possible, they are preferable.
These power couples can serve as the role models sorely lacking in our society today.
The women in The League have chosen to prioritize their education and career trajectory: 99% have college degrees; 9% Ph Ds; 30% have advanced degrees; 16% are director-level or higher; 15% are managers; 12% are CEOs, founders, co-founders, or owners; and over 39% are estimated to be making six-figure salaries.
And this is all with an average (and median) female age of 29.