This accords with my own experience. Women have always seemed to me to be more concerned with financial security than men. In those romantic novels so many of them love to read, the heroes are usually not only hunks, but rich, or clearly on their way to being rich.
That's why I was delighted to learn about one exception from an article about Nora Roberts in The New York Times. She is a romance novelist who herself married a carpenter and whose hero is usually a man of modest means. Her woman, writes Ginia Bellafante of the Times, "might be a schoolteacher and [her] man might drive a cab."
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|Date:||Nov 1, 2006|
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