There are many brilliant things about being with a WoMo. A WoMo by definition, is a highly competent, mostly unflappable and take no shit woman. And for me, that's a sexy combination.
Especially as being a WoMo she can take me out for dinner and pay for it if she wants to. Its nice to be treated by your partner whether you are a woman or a man. But that's missing the point - the joy of being a PoWoMo is not the joint income - although we’d be stuffed without it!
The thing is my WoMo is a proper partner in crime, precisely because she works. So she knows what a crap day in the office is like and can empathise. She knows if a late meeting gets put in the diary and I can’t get home as early as I said, that sometimes you have to just suck it up when you have a career. I think as a working man you just respect someone who can juggle being a mum and kicking ass corporately. A lot of people think a relationship can just run on love, but I think the truth of it is that respect for each other is probably just as important.
The stuff she juggles is really important, like our childcare. Whereas I go to work and never worry about that - precisely because I know I can 100% rely on the fact she has it properly sorted. Which is brilliant because it leaves me free to juggle my important stuff, like will she notice if I buy a new bike from the same manufacturer in the same colour as my old one - joke! (Although I am in the person in charge of family transport!) I love having a partner who can get stuff done, and I’m convinced its because she has a career as well as being a brilliant mum that she’s so good at it.
I’ve also found that because her day to day world is so varied (precisely because she is not defined purely be being a mum) - that she has a healthy sense of perspective. I like the fact that because we both work we share the same ideas - perhaps borne out of the inherent compromise of trying to be good at work and a good parent.
Here's the funny thing though. A WoMo is a brilliant thing. But ultimately a WoMo is still a woman. And it can be easy to forget that under the ball breaking careerist exterior there still lurks a complicated woman. It took me a while to work out that even though she can do it all herself, and often does, she still sometimes likes to be looked after.