"I could literally tell my family I’d cured cancer and the conversation would still end with, ‘But are you dating anyone?'"
This happens for a variety of reasons, but societal expectations about the roles of women and men at home are still very much to blame, says Tamara Lashchyk, a Wall Street executive, business coach and author of the book “Lose the Gum: A Survival Guide to Women on Wall Street.”
“No matter how successful she is, the burden of running a household still falls on the woman’s shoulders,” Lashchyk says. “Men get more of a pass when it comes to these duties, especially those that involve children.”
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