The last recession had a sobering effect on American families: A singular breadwinner is a thing of the best.
Men realized the need for two support beams in a family and soon the notion turned into an ideal, then a standard.
Looking out onto Main Street, one can behold twenty-first century Rosie the Riveters exiting town cars into granite and glassbuildings in Jimmy Choos and Christian Louboutins.
When exploring the developments of modern-day woman, you have to look into her counterpart: man.
Women who have their own career to focus on are independent in all aspects of their lives.
They understand when you need to work overtime or, conversely, when you need time to yourself, or time with the guys.
In ancient times, and by ancient I mean prior to the 1980s, men's idea of a perfect woman was one-dimensional.
Men sought out women who had the biological qualifications such as wide hips and full breasts for bearing children, as well as women who would generally make good "housewives." It is easy to say the needs of successful men haven't changed and dismiss the matter, but that is not true.The women of our generation have become far more independent than their predecessors.The female workforce has greatly evolved, achieving places of power and success.For years, my single friends and I consoled one another after breakups or blow-offs by employing reductive reasoning, repeating a misinformed, yet token girl power refrain: "He's probably just intimidated by you -- you're strong, smart and successful -- and that scares him." In the twenty-first century, women have come a long way.In fact, we're beginning to surpass men in many areas: We have more master's and college degrees, better GPAs and single, childless women have higher earnings than their male counterparts in urban areas.Here’s the thing: Success is an area of acute insecurity for a lot of us men.