Love And Marriage? Just Fucking Pay Us Already

Is the new slogan for women "To hell with love, I'm working for a hedge fund?" According to a recent study, men are more willing than women to prioritize romantic relationships over personal career goals. There was a time in this country when a woman would jokingly say she went to college to get her MRS; to learn a little and meet a husband. Change is in the air! In the study — which sounds suspiciously similar to others in the news last year — researchers Catherine Mosher of Duke University Medical Center and Sharon Danoff-Burg at the University of Albany asked undergraduates to rate the importance of stuff like financial success, career, education, romantic relationships, marriage, children and friendship. Maybe it's not so surprising that 51% of the women ranked romance over achievement — but 61% of the men did? Who are these mushy, large-hearted college boys? Were the regular douches too hung over from frat parties to participate?



Anyway, psychologist Ellen Klosson says, "Women have been aware of the time pressure to establish themselves in a career before starting a family, because of the difficulty of starting this task in their thirties and forties. I think what we are seeing in this study is the solidification of this trend." Yeah, no shit. But isn't it interesting to think — that despite the Kardashians, Paris Hilton and Bratz — a young generation of girls don't see their boyfriends as the only thing in their futures?

Young Women Choosing Careers Over Love [CNN]