I came across an interesting article in today’s New York Times by Sam Roberts with the intriguing title that “More Men Marrying Better Educated, Wealthier Wives.” The gist of the article suggests that men who have sought marriage “from the standpoint of physical and mental well being” now realize that a better-educated partner can also contribute to their “economic well-being.” While this might be seen as a major evolutionary break-through in male maturity and self-realization, the “alpha female” (The Knot’s characterization of the upwardly mobile female) is unlikely to compromise her rigorous approval standards. One anonymous textile executive quoted in the article reportedly queries bar slugs and first dates with “Do you have a passport and a library card?” Gosh, that will certainly weed out the field of eligible males rather quickly and so much for “Love at first sight!”
As I have no skin in the game (married to a far smarter woman and breadwinner -a fact which she reminds me of each day), I am free to offer this advice to men whose emotional IQ is higher than their testosterone level: Buy engraved stationery and seek out a woman with an expensive pen. I might add that Crane & Co. and William Arthur have sensational personalized stationery promotions going on right now, so you can buy in cheap and score big with a personalized note to the woman of your dreams who is currently involved in an unhealthy relationship with her Blackberry. Can you imagine her reaction when she receives your hand-written note on engraved stationery? Her Facebook “friends” and “Twits” on Twitter will simply fade into oblivion proving decisively that the pen is mightier than texting.
If you need help selecting your stationery, please enter your Zip code or City and State in the Search Bar in the right hand corner to locate a qualified stationery store in your neighborhood. If, however, you are looking for a woman with the “right” fountain pen, might I suggest a limited edition Omas Château Lafite Rothschild fountain pen with a sterling silver nib which retails for $1,750. I ordered the Chateau Lafitite pen for a woman as a birthday gift to the man of her dream’s whose passions were limited edition pens and French wine. Apparently, his passions didn’t extend to the woman in question and I still have the Omas pen. If your bride-to-be is looking for a pen to ink the relationship, tell her I have a great deal for her at Thérèse Saint Clair.
Therese Saint Clair