How opposite are you and your mate? - page 4

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   flightnurse2b
    me: paramedic, soon to be nurse
    him: RN

    me: born in a big city up north
    him: born in a little town down south

    me: catholic
    him: agnostic

    me: likes classic rock
    him: likes punk rock

    me: tattoos and peircings
    him: none

    me: loves emergency and trauma
    him: loves dialysis and tele

    me: loud and outspoken him: reserved and nonconfrontational

    me: slob
    him: OCD

    we are very opposite, even though we are in the same profession
  2. by   Southernurse
    [font=book antiqua]:icon_hug: my husband and i have been married for 13 years after knowing each other 6 weeks! we are as different as night and day. he is an uber male and definitely wears the pants....but i pick them out! we have a delicate balance of him always being right about what i say. our differences keep us laughing and that is what matters most. like pickles and ice cream, we would be nothing without each other!:innerconf
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Him loved opera
    Me Love country gospel

    Him modern art
    Me Standard art

    Him painter
    Me medical

    Him couldn't stand earthworms
    Me fished with them

    Him very talkative
    Me quiet

    Him 12 lbs at birth
    Me 3 lbs 11 oza at birth

    Him serious personality
    Me more humorous
  4. by   nurturing_angel
    Hubby and I have been together 5 years, married 4. Met on the internet. In a chat room. LOL!

    Me: quiet....very few friends
    Him: outgoing....tons of friends

    Me: Nurse my entire working life
    Him: Military (Marine..Semper Fi) then electrical technician

    Me: Wannabe entrepreneur
    Him: Successful home business

    Me: Non smoker all my life
    Him: 3 packs a day....ughhhhh

    Me: Can't cook
    Him: Excellent cook...thank God

    Me: Dog lover
    Him: Cat lover but I am winning him over with my 2 fur babies. We also have 3 cats that I am getting attached to.

    Me: Go out to eat
    Him: Stay home and eat

    Me: Cannot fix even the simplest computer problems
    Him: Total computer geek

    Me: Turns heat up and adds extra quilts
    Him: Turns heat down and kicks blankets off the bed

    Me: Bright lights throughout house (diabetic...poor eyesight)
    Him: Dimmer lights (migraines)

    I simply LOVE him to death!!!!!!

  5. by   S.N. Visit
    I'm a nurse,
    He's a business owner.

    I enjoy exercise,
    he can't stand it.

    I like to upkeep my looks,
    He accepts his aging and weight gain.

    He likes casseroles,
    I can't stand them.

    I love listening to music in the car
    He only listens to talk radio.

    I enjoy some hip hop music
    He can't stand it.

    He wants more kids,
    Three is enough for me.

    He's not fond of cats,
    I love cats.

    His parents are from England
    Mine from America.

    We will be married 15yrs Oct 16, 2008!
  6. by   traumaRUs
    We've been married almost 28 years now! Yikes! We are opposite in some things (such as our music tastes) but in the important things we are in agreement. Besides, if we agreed on everything, it would be so boring!
  7. by   jessiern
    I almost married a man that was my complete opposite...but we came to our senses.

    My husband and I are two peas in a pod. We both have the same goofy sense of humor; like the same music, movies, ect.; both love online games; both love animals; both in the healthcare feild; graduated from the same small town school (just ten years apart).

    Biggest differences is that we are both creative, just in different ways. I do photography, scrapbooking, and some music. He loves to write (I refuse to read any because I'm scared if it is not good, then I won't be able to lie well enough) and to paint. He is also far more laid back then I am.
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from tammy10221961
    if it wasn't for these women and men being away from their home and families bringing products to our local stores for us to buy there would be no LAND OF THE FREE. What would you do if all truckers went on strike and you couldnt get fresh items from your local markets, gas for car, clothes, shoes, medical supplies?
    We used to have freight trains haul everything. However, the trucks are handier, because they deliver door to door. I used to prefer the trains though. They kept the commercial traffic down.
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Tweety
    He can't cook, but I can. I leave a mess in the kitchen and he cleans it up (a nice arrangement since I do the cooking, and he gets to eat it. )

    We both aren't handy around the house and have to pay people to do the hard stuff.
    Perfect Tweety.
  10. by   sharona97
    Lots of love, what a concept! Sounds like ya have a keeper!
  11. by   beachbum3
    We are very much alike, but still different in some ways. We both like the same things- travel, cooking/trying new restaurants and foods, beaches (both grew up in FL) and all things beach related, we want the same things in life, share the same sense of humor etc.

    He is an exec, but when I met him was an overnight security guard at a downtown hotel just out of the military and figuring out what to do next. I was an assistant for the engineering dept at the same hotel- handling the budgets, accounting for the dept, purchasing etc. Now I'm going to be a nurse in a couple more months.

    He likes cars, motorcycles, boats, Formula 1 racing, motorcycle racing. I've grown to enjoy F1 and have always liked boats. And most of my interests he likes too.

    We sometimes see things differently, he is more critical and judgmental than I am. I'm less critical, more forgiving (to a fault). I am a planner, he is not. I am more emotional, he isn't unless he is mad/annoyed. We are both impatient, but with different things. Our parenting styles are different, but we've come to a more middle ground. We've both struggled with finding balance between work and personal life, but in opposite ways. He was always work 1st, family second, and I was the opposite. Now we are at a more middle ground with that also.

    It works for us!
  12. by   SaraO'Hara
    I'm almost finished with LVN school, love to read (Vonnegut, history, etc), collect antique photographs and medical paraphernalia, and Catholic.

    My husband is a computer programmer, agnostic, reads books on natural history, and likes documentaries.

    We're both unconventional and willing to try new things / see the other's viewpoint for a while, which I think helps.

    It does get interesting when he comes to bed at 0430 after a night of intense programming... right when I'm getting up to drive to clinical