Thursday, July 7, 2011

Power couples

This Marie Claire piece caught my attention, thanks to its headline: "The new American couple."

It focuses largely on couples whose relationships are defined by "commuter marriages" and career pressures that extend beyond a typical 9-5 schedule.

I think more couples have accepted the often sad reality that your job often becomes an unwelcome third wheel in your love life.

There's just one problem with the Marie Claire article. The majority of couples in the profile have salaries that seem distant from the average dater's reality.

It's easier to navigate the pressures of a high-tech, fast-paced lifestyle when you can afford luxuries like nannies and assistants.

What do you think of "the new American couple"?