Dating as an Entrepreneur
Scrolling through facebook today, I ran across a great article that resonated with me by Tim Denning who is a Blogger for Entrepreneur.com, Addicted2Success, Startup Grind And The Mission On Medium.
Since I have become an entrepreneur in 2008, dating has become both easier in some aspects and harder in others.
The pros are very simple - I am very sure of myself, I know what I want, I know what I am worth, and most importantly I know what I don't want.
The downside is quite clear too - I have zero tolerance for the victim mentality. It boggles my mind to see how many people focus on the bad instead of the good. And I cannot understand it. Since I break everything down to it's most simple form, I am able to ask myself the questions "Does this person strengthen my weaknesses and do I strengthen hers?" After all, you are forming a partnership when you begin a relationship. If the sum is greater than its parts, it's a great fit. If not, it is a waste of time.
In the world of dating, this way of thinking allows me to make up my mind very fast - which may or may not be a good thing (when it comes to dating).
Below is the full article from Tim Denning. I highly recommend you read it
We entrepreneurs are a very different breed. Some might say we are almost like aliens with the way we think and the way we act. Maybe we are, who knows. Entrepreneurs like me are not so much driven by material possessions or the “what” and “how” behind every idea.
Entrepreneurs are obsessed with the “why” and turning it into a vision that gives themselves and everyone around them goosebumps. There’s no sense of ego behind this way of thinking; it’s more about creating positive change when it’s so easy to get lost in this negative world.
Dating an entrepreneur can be a bumpy ride if you haven’t read the map beforehand. My job is to help you understand us crazy entrepreneurs so that you can date one if you so choose. It’s a wild ride, but it’s one you will never forget. It’s a journey of giving, contribution, gratitude, and respect.
Entrepreneurs can teach you so much about life and help you discover things inside yourself that you were never aware of. They can help you find your why and get you following your same passion with a bizarre sense of momentum and energy. It’s time to fall in love.
Below are 12 reasons why dating an entrepreneur is very different:
1. Everyone’s talking about what they had for lunch — we’re thinking about changing the world
In a normal society, it’s common to talk about the simple things in life, like what we had for lunch, and describing it in tremendous detail like it’s a shiny crystal that you’ve never seen before. If an entrepreneur is present in a conversation like this, you might find them looking distracted or not paying attention to the conversation.