So I was out at a poker night with my brothers and some friends, and as we were playing, I took a big hit, and lost well over half my stack. Everyone at the table responded "it's no big deal. It's his wife's money anyway!" Why? Well, I am one of those new 'enlightened' males in a relationship where my wife makes more money than me. The reality is that this will never change throughout our relationship. She is a pharmacist, I am studying to be a teacher. Needless to say, I may not ever match her income. While it doesn't bother me that she makes more money than me, it DOES bother me that people give me shit over it. I realize that our relationship isn't the traditional "husband makes the money, wife stays at home" relationship. When we have kids, I'll likely be spending more time with them, as my schedule as a teacher will allow me too. I tend to do more around the house. The cooking and cleaning usually fall to me. My friends all seem to think that I should feel emasculated or something because my wife makes good money, and I'm usually called 'Mr. Mom' or they make jokes that my wife is the 'man' in the relationship, and that just made me think. The truth is that women are in the workforce much more, now. Women can make just as much money as men in a lot of jobs. Gender roles are changing, but it still feels like we're clinging to this archaic "The man has to be the breadwinner" system that just doesn't work anymore. Focus: Gender roles in relationships. Guys, could you date/marry a woman that makes more money than you? Women, could you date a guy that doesn't make as much money as you? What kind of affect can it have on the relationship? Are the guys good with becoming 'house husbands?' and are the girls willing to have husbands that stay at home with the kids while they work?