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Almost everyone I've ever dated has been some sort of engineer. I kind of like the geeky type though.
LOL! My Man is an engineer, many of my friend's husbands are engineers, and I have a new (female) friend who is also an engineer, as is her husband. I work in Health Care, but must attract the Engineering type.
When I was dating, I had a few rules, boy or man must be IN school, boy or man must
have job, boy or man must either be IN college, have plans and prospects to go to college (if still in High School) or be finished with college and have
My first boyfriend was unemployed and had dropped out of High School. No prospects, no desire to work and he took a LOT of drugs. I learned a lot quickly and realized I need a man who has goals and will, if necessary take ANY job to get where he is going.
My Man is a Senior Staff Engineer and Project Leader, (One step down from "Scientist" as a rating, which is the highest Engineer Class, where he works) and is highly intelligent. At one point, he worked in a grocery store and at a fast food chicken place, he worked landscaping and driving a truck while he was going to school. He didn't "like" those jobs he said he was bored shitless, (he was ripped
the summer he worked landscaping, right before he got his degree) but it was building himself for the market place and for the work place. After he finished college he got a good job with a well known electronics firm and has worked his way up the ranks.
He said those shitty jobs did a lot for him; one of which was to help him know "I don't EVER want to have to do this
for the rest of my life. I'd better get my ass an education to get a better paying job that won't break me before I'm 50."
I set my standards high, and so did he. He was looking for a woman who would be a good wife and mother, as well as intelligent, educated and nurturing. Despite his sometimes lack of social graces, he needs nurturing a lot. We're also both musicians (although rarely play anymore) and he does art with wood working.
We both pretty much got what we set out for. I don't think I ever said, "I'm going to marry an engineer." But, I did want a man who could and would support a family. I didn't want to struggle badly (and we have
struggled some, like most middle class people in this economy) but I know it would have been worse if he hadn't gotten the education and job he has.
Weird, because everybody thought I was going to marry a doctor. How cliche.