Not a day goes by when I don’t thank my lucky stars for meeting my husband — the one I believe (and hope!) I will be with for the rest of my life.
Yet, it’s crazy to reflect on how polar opposite we are on many levels. Here are some examples:
- I love sushi and trying different types of foods. He is an All-American meat and potatoes kinda guy.
- I love me some Facebook and Twitter. While he understands the point of it, he wants nothing to do with it. (I know, blasphemy!)
- I love live performances — especially musicals. For him to go see any form of Broadway-esque theater or even an orchestra, I would owe him big time. And he wouldn’t make promises to stay awake.
- While I’m no fashionista, I consider fashion when picking out clothing. When I met him, I almost didn’t date him because he had hideous straight-from-the-90’s all white tennis shoes. He could care less about fashion. I’ve had to really grow into thinking old sweatshirts and gym shorts are sexy. At least he cleans up good for work and date nights though!
- I have zero skills when it comes to numbers. He is an Excel/math/financial whiz. My mom literally had a sigh of relief when I told her the guy I was dating was studying accounting.
- I crave ‘newness’ all the time — I like to try new restaurants, places, and even meet new people. He could go to the same places over and over, with the same people, and be perfectly content. Thankfully he often caves in for me here — as long as it’s not sushi!
You may wonder how we even find common ground? Well, it’s simple: We share life philosophies and from day one we’ve agreed, or have been willing to meet in the middle, for the big issues — politics, religion, finances and family.
For all my sushi cravings, wanting to belt out Broadway tunes and fashion finding — I have great girlfriends, and I’m perfectly happy with that.
Is your significant other your polar opposite? If so, how are you different?
P.S. I hope after reading that headline the Paula Abdul song from the 90’s is now in your head. You’re welcome.