Quoting Back to Noob Status:" I find it hypocritical to demand a standard that you yourself do not meet. That said, I can't be with ... [snip!] ... standards are reasonable. But at this point in my life, I think the next guy who shows me attention I will start dating, lol."
I've got my BA, so no problems there. I don't own my own business or currently work (SAHM), but since if something ever happened between me and DH, I prefer guys in their 40's, I don't see where it's so bad to make sure they are doing well for themselves.
No way in hell would I ever date a 40 year old that lives at home with his momma and works in a low paying job. That says something about their ambition and personality.