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Do Career Women Sometimes Pick Opposite Energy Men?

In the past powerful career men often picked younger less educated women who would remain home and emotionally support them and their children while tending to their home.  This allowed them to succeed at work and have a successful home life that was maintained by their mate.

Today some career women are beginning to do the same thing.  We have heard about the term ‘cougar’ which connotes an older woman dating a younger (and sometimes less educated or wealthy) man.  It is interesting that there is no derogatory term for the common phenomenon of older men picking younger women though.

Irrespective of age, sometimes career women pick men who have more Feminine energy to balance them out.  These men are particularly adept at relationships.  They are sensitive, romantic, supportive, funny and playful.  They are often domestic and wonderful parents.  This works well for the Mars woman who loves her career and prefers to excel in the outer world.  She gains support for the things she is not as good at and they balance each other out.

One out of five men today are stay-at-home dads and many women in romantic relationships are now the breadwinners.

What do you think of Mars women who have more Masculine energy partnering with men who have more Feminine energy?  Do you know any couples like this?  Does it appeal to you?

Dr. Sherman will give examples of how career women choose men with more Feminine energy in a romantic relationship and how this works in some couples.  To explore this new dynamic, order my upcoming book:  When Mars Women Date: How Career Women Love Themselves into the Relationship of Their Dreams by Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman.

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About this Author:

Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman is a licensed psychologist, owner of My Dating School (, author of Dating from the Inside Out, published by Atria Books, a regular speaker at The Learning Annex and is the NY Love Examiner. She’s been an expert on television like the CBS Early Show & the AM Northwest Early Show and a radio guest on the Curtis Sliwa show. She’s been quoted on, USA Weekend, the NY Post, Newsweek,, More,,, Fox Business, Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Glamour, Forbes, Woman’s Day, Metro news­papers, Men’s Health, Seventeen, Complete Woman magazines, and the NY Times.  Her new book, When Mars Women Date: How Career Women Can Love Themselves into the Relationship of their Dreams ebook can be ordered on Amazon through October. It will come out in the print version in December.  Learn more about it on her website:!