13 years ago
Yasmine

Boyfriend and I are completely opposite in every way, has anyone else been in this situation, can it work?

I've been dating this amazing guy for about 6 months. We're moving into a house together at the end of this month. He's not someone i would have picked out of a crowd as "my type" but we hit it off right away. We are completely OPPOSITE, or DIFFERENT in every way. He has tattoos, piercings, and a unique fashion sense. Which i love about him- What concerned me a little was the ways we're different concerning career/background/goals ect... He absolutely hates school whereas I'm a college student, and plan to be in college for many more years.(he completely supports this) I'm currently 21. He is 22, has his GED, and is happy working HARD low paying jobs. He has had his current job for over 5 years and seems more than happy with it. I on the other hand want much much more out of my life, and for myself, financially and career wise, and just for my own personal growth. At this point it doesn't bother me much- Everyone is different and he is smart in different ways than me. I try to keep in mind that what is right for me, or makes me happy, wouldn't be right for everyone else. School isn't always right for everyone. I could also see problems in the future with my family, wondering why he doesn't go to college, as i'm not sure they're so open-minded. But once again- is it really that big of deal? They should be happy that i want that for myself, and found someone who makes me happy, right? My boyfriend and i get along on an emotional level, and can communicate really well. I get along with his family, friends, ect...and he has a way of keeping me "grounded" (he's more of a home body, whereas i like to party) which is good for me. I was just wondering if anyone else has been in a similar relationship...and wondered if we have a chance of working out? Do you think our difference are too great? Or is it true that opposites really do attract? Thanks in advance!
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13 years ago
Anonymous
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yes it can work ... me and my boyfriend are the same ... like they say 2 opposite minds make one great mind....
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13 years ago
Anonymous
I did have a similar relationship. Unfortunately it did not work out for me but that is because he was not right. Alot of people are opposite in so many ways and they make it work. Just because he is different to you does mean much, just means he can show you and teach you thinks you didnt think of doing before.
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