I guess I'm the first hornet out of the nest.
"How do men react to powerful women?"
I think it varies from person to person. Asking a question like that is like asking someone what do they find attractive about someone.
"Do they become initimated by them and why is that?"
Being intimidated is a common reaction I think towards someone in a position of power or authority. Probably often has something to do with feelings of inadequacy or a lack of self-confidence....or perhaps that person has some control over the fate of another, ie. employees are often intimidated by their boss because they control their livelyhood(spelling?) to some extent.
"Do they feel they have to dominate them and why is that?"
I'm guessing some do and some don't. I think, and I have no factual data to back this up but just rather what I've seen, that the pendulum swings both ways. Sometimes the male is dominant in a relationship and sometimes its the female. Not all men are the take charge kinda fella just like not all women are the meek and quiet type.
"Why is it so hard to find a man who won't either run from you or try to run over you when you are a confident, self-assured, powerful woman?"
Maybe because often people, regardless of sex, don't like to be controlled or dominated. In my opinion, sometimes these "powerful" people, both women and men, are not just confident but also overbearing, domineering, arrogant, conceded, self consumed and manipulative....I mean anyone who considers themselves more powerful than others does have an ego to contend with and more than likely does like to control things, ie. thoughts of power usually pertain to thoughts of control. Personally its hard for anyone, regardless of personality, social status or "power", to find someone they truly connect with and can have a lasting relationship with....its not an exclusive problem for powerful women, though I'm guessing that many powerful people feel it unjust if they don't have everything the way they want it, I guess they feel that because they are powerful they shouldn't have to endure the ritual of mate selection . Perhaps these "powerful" people should not only examine their potential or former mates for reasons why their relationships fail but also turn a inquisitive eye upon themselves....I mean there are two involved in a relationship and it usually takes compromise and understanding from both sides to make and create a loving, lasting relationship.
Anyways Marylin, I thought your questions were a little too close to stereotyping and generality. A lot of the questioning seemed rhetorical rather than you proding for insight and its a shame that you didn't first give us your take on why you feel this way or think this is actually the case. In my opinion you started off good by asking "How do men react to powerful women?" and then fell subject to generalizing one side of a subject....though maybe I'm misinterpreting your words and the questioning wasn't really rhetorical...often hard to hear a person's tone in the written word. The last question/sentence is what makes the whole statement seem like a line of rhetorical questioning.
Anyways, thanks for the topic starter, take care,