In the past, all girls dreamed about a knight in shiny armor, a mysterious baron or a prince falling for their charms. As fate would have it, these days, it is quite hard to get a man with a title, seeing how there are no more than several hundred left in the world, making them a true endangered species. In the 21st century, entrepreneurs are something closest to the aforementioned group, which makes them quite attractive to the female population. Still, with a unique lifestyle, comes a unique set of circumstances, and here are a few things you have to be prepared for when dating an entrepreneur.
Time is Relative
The advantage of dating a 9 to 5 guy is the fact that he will always have time for you. Dating an entrepreneur brings a lot of benefits, but abundance of time isn’t one of them. Their work requires them to be available 24/7 and a great portion of this time they are actively working. Then, there are business trips, which means that they will be completely absent for a prolonged period of time. This is something that jealous types have most problem with. Still, those unable to cope with this kind of schedule should give up right away.
The Importance of “Me” Time
Additionally, even when they do get some free time, it is quite unlikely they will spend it all on you. People who are constantly surrounded with people looking up for them, sometimes need to recharge their batteries. More often, than not this means a bit of solitude. Regardless of what they decide to do, from playing video games to spending time at the shooting range, it might be better to give them some space. The thing you need to realize is that the fact they don’t want to spend every second of their free time with you doesn’t mean the lack of affection on their side.
They Know What They Want
One of the most important traits of entrepreneurs is that they know exactly what they want. The fact that dating within the entrepreneurial community is a common occurrence testifies that what they actually want is a strong woman. While the aforementioned knights in shiny armor constantly looked for damsels in distress, what entrepreneurs want is someone they can see as their equal. This doesn’t mean that you have to have a business of your own, but only the attitude that goes with it. Self-confidence is the key to this game and learning a few of these invaluable relationship tips may increase your odds greatly.
Another thing you need to know about entrepreneurs is that they are experienced negotiators, and such know how to see through bluff. This means that you should never put them up against ultimatums if you don’t mean it. However, even if you are dead serious, remember that you are set up against a man who makes difficult decisions for a living, as well as someone who’s not afraid to cut losses. Finally, you need to ask yourself if you want to be in a relationship that needs ultimatums in the first place.
Living on the Edge
An entrepreneur is someone whose decisions make the difference between success and failure. Even though this is quite exciting and, as such, a part of the reason why so many women are drawn to them, it is also quite stressful. Knowing that a bad move can easily bring a ruin upon your company carries a lot of weight. Sometimes, this internal pressure reflects on every aspect of their lives. On the other hand, making the right call causes them to receive a massive boost in self-confidence, the one that simply radiates. Still, the chances are mostly 50/50.
Every successful entrepreneur is also partially a megalomaniac. This means that, no matter what they achieve, they will always be hungry for more. Sometimes this results in never being content with what they’ve got. While this is strictly business-related, it shouldn’t be a problem. However, if this ever starts transferring to personal life, it might become a serious issue.
Any relationship requires work, but when dating an entrepreneur, you are in a particular situation. Namely, while being up against any woman is a contest that can be won, you will never be able to compete with their business. No matter what they say, they are never in it only for the money or recognition, but there is something about the thrill of the business world that ignites a passion deep in their hearths. Some would say that this is a battle that can’t be won, but after all, it is not the one you need fight in the first place. If your significant other is an entrepreneur, you will simply have to take everything that comes with it.