Of course. Our friend Sat seems to be suggesting the majority of women are chomping at the bit to marry under their pay bracket, and that's so untrue.
Even in the lower echelons of our white-collar educated demographic, a female business & marketing graduate earning £26,000 would turn her nose up at a guy who's gone to trade school and bringing in £25,000 doing carpentry or similar work. It's not just the money, which in the example I've given is just a grand, but the fact that she thinks, "I've gone to university; he's "just" a manual worker without a degree."
However, the same guy grafts hard and starts his own business. After a few years, he's clearing £50,000+ while office girl has gained a stone or two (😅) but hasn't managed to break through the £30,000 barrier. Now she thinks, "That guy was actually okay." He could've become a total scumbag during that time, lmao, but that £25,000+ leap in earnings has suddenly made him more desirable.
In reality that's how the world spins on its axis. The Hollywood-ised fantasy being promoted by Sat is partially true but it skips and ignores a few essential and unavoidable truths that some ladies would rather not have illuminated about their fellow woman.
I can think of perhaps one situation where a woman marries a man who makes less than her.
That is if she marries for potential. If he has drive and ambition and can surpass her.
A man with drive and ambition is very attractive to a woman.
A woman does not want to win, she wants a winner.
Generally speaking, the more a woman makes her pool of suitors decreases. The more a man makes, the more options he has.
Here is pause for thought for the reality of the marriage game for everyone to ponder, just an example:
if I am a wealthy successful man (aged 40) earning 200k a year and I had a choice between a go getter ball busting career driven women earning 80k a year (aged 35) or a sweeter younger more attractive lady (aged 28) that has job that earns 30k a year.
Who will I go for?
What makes a man attractive for a woman is not what makes a woman attractive for a man.
I know of a lot of couples where the man drinks and due to this the woman is fed up of the him sitting in the pub, not helping with the kids, I could make a big list but all these consequences to alcohol create a lot of arguments the next day! Which can then lead to the failure of a marriage.
I know a few women who still haven’t managed to move out of their inlaws houses and buy their own house after years and years which they really want to do... all because their husbands disposable income is all spent at the pub.
I’m in the midlands and there’s a big pub culture here.