Pros and cons of dating a older man
An estimated 50,000 to 75,000 women currently get private psychiatric help in the United States.In general, the married women are dissatisfied with their marriages.Writing about gender roles of the 1950s, Betty Friedan once defined the “suburban housewife” as “the dream image of the young American woman.” Just as prescriptive literature of the 19th century geared to the middling classes emphasized women’s “true” place in society as mother and wife, the 1950s saw an ideal perpetuated in books, magazines, movies, television, songs, and ads that depicted the white, middle-class woman fulfilled only by a happy marriage.The following article from a popular magazine of 1960 offered a sociological survey of the more than one-third of adult American women whose lives did not fit this domestic norm.Almost to a woman, those I interviewed said the same thing: “I have only one problem.I would like to be married, but I find it impossible to meet eligible men no matter how I try—and nobody can say I don’t try.” How the man hunt is conducted This wail came alike from the throats of divorced, widowed and single women of all ages, regardless of whether they worked in the community in which they grew up (more than 50 per cent do) or whether they had taken a job halfway across the country from their childhood homes.Many of these women were forced into this role by the death of their husbands or by divorce, while others are the sole support of elderly parents. Hundreds of thousands of young women who have left their homes and moved to the big city in search of work and a husband have found only the work.
I’ve met a few men ice-skating, but some evenings I get so lonely my judgment gets off-base; then I go dancing at a public dance hall.This means that a little more than one third of the 62,827,000 women in the United States are getting along without steady male companionship. Many unattached women of “nice” background are as much drawn to sexual relations with men as married women are, or perhaps more so; relentlessly, they go about most of their lives trying to find sexual fulfillment. Although it is a world-wide and historic conviction that every woman wants to be married, a great many do not want marriage.