Many women have chosen a paycheck as their first priority. Unfortunately, jobs eventually go away and all that effort in learning those skills is no longer marketable. If you happened to be a woman over 40 and not in a relationship your choices are limited. Successful men over forty have more choices than ever.
The quote is right you're lost in the sauce if you prioritize work over a meaningful relationship. Believe it or not, you can do both, work and work on a meaningful relationship.