I was thinking about this the other day. Based on my experience, I do not believe that men care about status the way women do. I have had 3 LTRs. One was a physical therapist (making $42/hr out of college). That's significantly more than I make. lol. Another worked at a large investment firm. She also got paid a good salary. Another did not complete college* and worked an entry-level job at a big corporation. Ok. As far as my attraction for these women was concerned, I really didn't give a shit what their jobs were or how much they made. Is that a pretty typical viewpoint for a man to have? Along that venue, I was concerned with a) were they good with money (which is unrelated to income), and b) were they intelligent, but not 1) does she make a lot or 2) does she have a high status position. Of course, everything else was important, like is she attractive, is she a flexible giver, etc. etc. But as far as "status" went, I didn't give a shit. Discuss. * her not completing college was the result of her "nutty" personality which also manifested itself in other negative ways during the tenure of our relationship.