The bold act was out of character for me, and I second-guessed it immediately.
It was time to adjust my nonnegotiable husband list.
Greg allayed my fear of a relationship with someone with less college education.
In college, my friends and I always thought we would marry someone with a degree, like us.
We didn't realize we would come up against a man deficit. Finding men who were serious about commitment and marriage was not.
Conversations in other relationships did not focus on building and growing as a couple, but on whom we knew and where we worked, with an unspoken rule that certain topics were off-limits.
A misconception I had in dating a man with less formal education was that he would be less financially stable. In addition to working in security, he also owns a small business in Maryland.He has always been transparent regarding his intentions.We attended church together, as friends, within a week of knowing each other.The men I previously dated tended to have graduate degrees and hold prominent positions, one with a senior-level position at the Department of Defense, one a Harvard-graduate psychiatrist and another a Harvard-graduate education administrator.Greg holds an associate degree, and I hold a master's.We've now been dating for six months, and the same lightheartedness and ease transcends all aspects of our relationship, while previous ones at times seemed more competitive than compassionate.