Whatever you may be, the public will routinely mistake such a man’s silence with maturity and inner wisdom,” says Christine Wangui, a businesswoman adding that men who know playing this sensitive role properly may not be very smart but are at times mistaken for the force or brains behind such women’s success.
When dating such a woman, many argue that one is expected to maintain high standards of hygiene because this is one of the basic things that generally piss off women.
A while back, getting married to a ‘rich man’ was a fashionable aspiration for most women, while settling down with a ‘perfect woman’ was the male equivalent. “Tables have since turned against men and despite being poked fun at, staying home, taking care of the kids and generally playing the nice, faithful husband is not such an uncomfortable thing after all, especially when you have access to cable TV and some pocket money from your loving wife,” jokes the aforementioned husband to a popular business woman.
Being married to a rich woman who controls you doesn’t sound like such a bad idea to most men.
Except for one who, again, requested anonymity, majority seemingly feel ‘too small’ to be identified as husbands to successful or powerful women.
“When you check around, the submissive housewives of yore are rapidly being replaced by touch or, in some cases, arm twisting career women.
Seemingly, women are now making more money than most men in their lives.
As a result, majority have upset the previously enjoyed status quo by men and now stubbornly insist on absolute authority in households.
Rachel Muia, an air travel agent, warns that before going for manicure and pedicure, the first thing a man who is willing to date a woman who is more accomplished than himself is to learn and master his place in the relationship.
It’s an open secret that most men do not know how to deal with wealthy, powerful and successful partners.
It is widely believed that in relationships or marriages where the woman handles bulk of the financial obligations, the man is always voiceless and at times remains ‘invisible’.
There is a radical shift in the previously held status quo most men enjoyed.
The secret is, knowing your place in the marriage,” says the man, insisting he is a private citizen and sees no need to make news by talking about his private life.
So much that the lucky few men feel embarrassed to be dating or married to women who are more accomplished than them.