Do men care if their partner earns more money than they do?

Mr. Answer Man says: Yes, they do. Or rather, a part of them does, for, within every male heart, two roles compete for dominance. Let's call them the Provider and the Partner.

The word "care" goes right to the heart of the matter -- the real issue here is how a man expresses caring. In that regard, the Provider shows love by freeing you from material concerns and will be threatened if your income exceeds his, while the Partner shows love by helping you explore your full potential, teaming up to share the provider role, and will be threatened if you fail to carry your half.

Now, chances are you know exactly what percentage of each every guy you've dated carries inside. But Mr. Answer Man has a piece of friendly advice: When you're looking to settle down, make sure Mr. Right is nice and flexible -- you never know to what extent you'll want to explore those roles yourself.

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