I find it weird that women even use income as a dating criteria. Steady job... yes. As that shows responsibility and a general not-a-slacker attitude. But income amount?? I'd rather have a guy that made me laugh than bought me diamonds.
ETA: Ok, after some more thought: I can MAYBE understand this for a woman who grew up financially insecure and has no earning power of her own. In that case, I can understand psychologically why she would place value on money. Although, in truth, I still think a man with a strong work ethic and a steady job is the better choice than the "soft" 6-figure earner, cause that guy is the stereotypical stockbroker who jumps off a building after the market crashes.