How opposite are you and your mate? - page 2

I'm a nurse of course and my boyfriend of 5yrs is a tattoo artist. I sometimes feel weird telling fellow nurses that. I have no problem with his profession. Just curious, anyone in similar... Read More

  1. by   Nurse`Chief~Chickie
    my so is a respiratory therapist, formerly a sometime/amature tattoo artist(always says he'll go back to it)
    me................................................ .................................................. ..................................... him
    conservative liberal........................................... ................................................ liberal conservative
    fave food:mexican...................................... .................................................. ...... mexican
    football chick .................................................. .................................................. .hunter
    like crowds .................................................. .................................................. .......noooooo
    classic rock .................................................. .................................................. .......anything new
    i can deal c any body fluid but sputum .................................................. ..sputum but nothing else
    sleep:quiet....................................... .................................................. ................ sleep:noisy
    cautious planner........................................... .................................................. ..... seat'o his pants
    big picture .................................................. .................................................. ........whats in front of his face
    anything entertaining .................................................. .....................................sci fi!!!
    4 tattoos........................................... .................................................. .................. 1, amazing since i've seen his work!
    Last edit by Nurse`Chief~Chickie on Oct 27, '06
  2. by   JPine
    I'm crazier than my manfriend (he's a lot older, so I feel funny using "boyfriend"...lol), but that's about it for differences. He and I are a lot alike in almost every way. I don't think I've ever dated someone who's completely opposite of me.
  3. by   RN(MH)
    Hi

    My ex husband was a lorry driver, we were totally unsuited in every way.
    But the man I am with now is amazing. I am a nurse by profession, but have done loads of other things and prefer to work for myself. He is a pilot, and although he loves flying he also likes to wrok for himself. We both have the same hobbies, mainly fishing, we love to pop to our local pub, have half a lager and a smoke and spend time putting the world to rights, before either going fishing or going home and watching the tv and chatting. We both want the same things out of life, and everything we want to try in the future is the same. He is amazing.
  4. by   Sunny01
    My boyfriend and I are quite alike...we have the same goals in life, enjoy playing video games together, watching movies, and even being lazy together...there are also diffrences -- he likes politics and chess, I could not care less (except for voting lol), he is shy and I am outgoing... I think the key is to be similar but still have differences. That way you keep things interesting but you don't argue all the time. Oh, I forgot...I am a nurse and he is a computer programmer...however, my first degree is in computer science :spin:
  5. by   jlouden_rn
    My husband and I are quite similar in that we share a lot of the same interests and we're both the oldest of 2 children in our families. On the other hand, he's an IT guy (a.k.a "computer geek") who loves to talk and has a very dry sense of humor. He finds it funny that one of his coworkers (a fellow IT guru) is married to a nurse - they talk about "what it's like"; I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing!
  6. by   ElvishDNP
    DH is one of 11 kids, I grew up an only child most of my life. He grew up poor in rural Mexico, I grew up poor in SE United States.

    He can plant a twig in the ground and it will grow into something beautiful. I managed to kill a cactus once because I didn't water it enough. I have to read instructions. Read Step 1. Do Step 1, and so on. He, OTOH, dumps everything out of the box, looks at it a few minutes and then can assemble it with no pieces left over.

    He is very quiet. I can strike up a convo with anyone, just about. I have no secrets. He would prefer that no one even know what's on our grocery list. I am very emotional, he is the strong, silent type. I am very time-oriented. He'll say "It's almost 9:00" when it's really 8:07. I pay the bills & keep track of finances. He vaguely knows that we have money in the bank acct. He can fix just about anything that breaks, though.

    What makes it work? We love each other, we both love God, and we are committed to the promise we made each other, even when we do not agree. And like Marla said, the things I am good at, he isn't, and vice versa. I wouldn't trade him.
  7. by   fluffwad
    After being married for 27 years, we're 2 sides of the same coin. When they meet him, my co-workers tend to say things like "OMG there are 2 of you"
  8. by   sticknurse
    him: loves hunting, guns, fishing and reading. vacation is a trip to Canada to live as natives for a week or so and drink lake water "it never hurt me none." Says I'm a "sap" because I acknowledge people's feelings.
    me: would never hurt even a spider without some remorse, I can handle guns safely but do not care to very often, love to fish and read, and also love the survivor trip canada except for the mosquitoes and lake water consumption. There were BUGS in the pudding, and that is where I draw the line. Uck.
  9. by   Transport_NuR$
    Hi,I'm a nurse and my husband is in a military so he'll always have short hair and sahve all the time, he got lots of hair and i don't have even on my legs.My husband like video games and i don't, so complicated the games , we both don't like trucks, and we both likes travelling, So, that's it not all things you both like..
  10. by   gentle
    Him high tech me ?what is high tech?
    Him well read me love reading
    him eats out me food at home
    him spends money me saves money (well except starbucks)
    him sits alot me runs around
    him patient gentle me learning to be patient and gentle
    him 1/2 of my soul me 1/2 of his soul

    together 1 soul . . . . .


    chasing 2 busy little critters . . . uh I mean children . . . yeah our boys
  11. by   rierie
    Ok let's see....
    I'm an LVN for 10+ years. He's a cop for 2 years. We both work with people that mostly aren't to happy to see us until we have solved the problem. So in that respect he understands my profession. Similarities end there. He is easy going. I'm high strung. He's black and grew up in the projects in the south. I'm white and I grew up middle class up north. He listens to Celine Deon and Debbie Gibson (gag). I listen to whatever is hot and current whether it's rap, rock, country I like it all. He's a complete computer game geek and I can't concetrate long enough to play solitare. I prefer to watch lots of TV. I love my great dane and he loves cats. I have a tatoo and he would never think of it.
    I wonder how I was ever blessed with such a sweet kind man that does the dishes (I swear I haven't done a dish since we started dating), never curses and is always respectful. He wonders how he fell for a foul mouth, quick tempered girl that never cleans up after herself.
  12. by   NewRN2008
    i was married to a man for almost 2 yrs, together for 9. well i kicked him out when i started nsg school cuz i wasnt going to deal with his crap anymore. watching tv; playing game systems; watching bad things behind my back; taking all the overtime he could in his computer geek job. (not that that is always a bad thing for most ppl) but so much was wrong, we should have never gotten married. i was also doing volunteer paramedic for my county, and he didnt understand what i love to do. he said medical "s***" tore us apart and he hopes i am happy being a stupid nurse! coulda killed em! i am dating a guy seriously and couldnt be much happier. he understands what i do and knows i love what i do, but i cant tell him about my days! lol.. he gets nauseated when i tell him about something i learned in school one day! i have told him about prodecures, like nothing simple things we can do, and he gets lightheaded! its halarious. kinda a good thing at times that i get to "not think medical"; but at the same time, i sure wish i could tell him things. but i wouldnt trade him for the world!
  13. by   Sabby_NC
    We are very opposite... He is da man and I am da woman!! LOL
    I am hysterically tired tonight and not much will make sense coming out of my mouth tonight or from the end of my finger tips hahahahha
    We are like two peas in a pod and cohabit blissfully. We are very much in love and lust...:blushkiss:blushkiss:blushkiss

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