In a job interview, the prospective employer is trying to find out what skills you have that would make you an asset to their company. (what you bring to the table). It’s the same principle in a relationship, only it’s more about financial means.
There used to be a time when only women would ask a man what he has to bring to the table; if he has a job, what his profession is, how much money he makes, etc. Nowadays, men ask women the same questions. Everyone wants to know the other person has something to bring to the table to enhance their lifestyle. It could financially or emotionally. Most men are no longer willing to carry any dead weight. Example: a woman who has three children by another man, and no job. A man may feel she doesn’t have anything to contribute.
When a man asks what a woman has to bring to the table, it is totally different from when a woman asks that question to a man. Men want qualities like trust, honesty, support, loyalty, positive attitude, good communication, a good cook and a woman with a good sexual appetite. (LOL)
With men it isn’t so much about a woman’s finances, as it is what she can contribute to benefit their union or to blend in with his life. Most men expect to be providers, but a financially independent woman would be an asset. Nonetheless, she will need to have more than success to attract a man.
Knowing who you are and what you are worth, in itself signifies what you bring to the table in a relationship. If you know you are a great catch, all of this will show on the outside; through your body language, appearance and confidence .