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In overall earning power, American women still lag behind American men. But among the young and urban, in some of the country's hottest cities — New York, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis — young women are actually outstripping young men in take-home pay; some by a wide margin.

It's those young women who have the cash, the nice place, the hot prospects. And bravo for them. But what about dating the guys they're leaving behind? Tricky, they say. Young women are now talking about "dating down."

This hour, On Point: the meeting of the sexes when the woman makes the bucks.Guests:

Alex Williams, style writer for The New York Times.

Dalton Conley, chair of the sociology department at New York University.

Marisa, 29, a single corporate lawyer in Manhattan.

Ifey, 31, partner in a New York law firm.

This program aired on October 1, 2007.

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