Should I Only Date Men at My Income Level?

Ask Demetria: Just because a guy earns as much as you doesn't mean he's free of insecurities.

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Women can also have their own insecurities about earning more than their male partners. Despite the growing numbers of women who do so, it goes against the societal tradition that says men are supposed to be providers, and women who outearn their partners are "sugar mamas" who are buying affection and attention. Both sexes have a lot of assessing to do when it comes to dating with the relatively new dynamic of high-earning women.

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor at The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. She answers your dating and relationship questions on The Root each week. Feel free to ask anything at

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