A new survey from a popular dating site has indicated that wealthy women find liberal men to be “less masculine” and prefer conservative partners because they have a greater ability to “wear the pants” in their relationship. Website MillionaireMatch.com conducted the survey, which found that 82 percent of female millionaires, and even 77 percent of Democratic women in this category, preferred to be with a conservative man. Only 10 percent of those surveyed said they preferred a man who was liberal.
One woman in the survey said she felt that liberal men “weren’t as ambitious” and less likely to believe in the concept of “a traditional family.” Even one Democrat in the survey declared that “simply put, conservative men are real men. They are the breadwinners, they wear the pants and they treat you like a lady.”
Darren Shuster, a PR representative for MillionaireMatch.com, cited the upbringing of the wealthy women for the somewhat surprising findings. “Several of our female millionaires grew up in a conservative household and were close with their fathers, who were the head of the household,” he said. “Even though female millionaires can take care of themselves, they still want someone to take care of them.”
However, the women who preferred liberals said they didn’t want to be bogged down by what they saw as pre-determined gender roles. “Liberal men treat you as equal,” said one Democrat. “There’s none of this ‘open the car door’ crap that makes me feel like I’m in the 1950’s.” Another female millionaire said she felt that liberal men are “more supportive of women and their goals.”
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