Olivia Munn Only Dates Successful Men

Posted July 25, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

Every now and then, a woman says something so honest and authentic, it stings a little. This was exactly the case when a reporter recently asked actress Olivia Munn about her love life and taste in men. She pretty controversially said, “The key is to have a guy that has more success than you because… guys have a bigger ego and it’s harder for them to be around a girl that’s doing better.”

And like any good Sex and the City fan, when I thought about successful men, the picture above came to mind – Big….Aiden….Big….Aiden…..it’s a toss-up, right? But let’s not be too one-story focused. Take all of the women in Sex and the City:

  • Miranda’s entire marriage story-line is about her being more successful than Steve. Remember the episode where she bought him a suit and he felt emasculated to the point that he didn’t go to her party? Maybe Olivia Munn is right.
  • Then take Charlotte into consideration. She dumped the handyman actor and the folk artist in trade for a cardiologist and then a high-powered attorney.
  • Samantha has a string of successful and ego-driven men. There’s Richard, the hotel mogul. And then there’s Smith, the unsuccessful guy she turned into the breadwinner.
  • And we all know Carrie traded the furniture designer for the finance and real estate mogul.

Is Olivia Munn right? Should we date men who are more successful than we are? Or is this just another antiquated notion by a mid-level Hollywood player? Is she right? Is the Sex and the City stereotype right?  Weigh in. Inquiring minds want to know.

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Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."