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The Perks And Cons Of Dating An Entrepreneur7 min read

It has been more than two years since I have been in a relationship with an entrepreneur. And I can tell you that entrepreneurs are a different species altogether.

A relationship with an entrepreneur will not be like an everyday relationship.

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One day, you will find yourself celebrating their funding news and on another day, you will end up consoling them for having a bad month in business.

Most of the time, you will find yourself admiring your partner for the passion and then, one fine day, you will be complaining about not spending enough time together.

In short, your emotions, your relationship will be unpredictable. You will not know how to explain your reactions. You will be confused but happily confused!

Answer honestly, who even wants a monotonous and predictable relationship?

If you are dating an entrepreneur and are wondering whether you should get into a relationship or not with them, I am here to help you. I will tell you about the things that you should expect when you are in a relationship with an entrepreneur.

Perks Of Dating An Entrepreneur

1. Entrepreneurship is contagious

If you are dating an entrepreneur, be prepared to answer questions like are you following your passion.

You will be pushed to pursue your dreams. By looking at their lifestyle, dedication, and self-discipline, you would want to improve your life.

I upgraded my life unconsciously after meeting Akash, my guy. From buying a MacBook to starting an e-magazine, I took my passion seriously. Your partner will inspire you to become the best version of yourself.

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2. You’ll Get All The Space You Need

After coming into a relationship, people often complain that they don’t get enough personal space.

Date an entrepreneur and you will never ever ask for personal space. You will get so much of personal space that you’ll start feeling that you are single! Hehe… Jokes apart, you will get enough time to pursue your hobby, meet your friends and do anything that you want.

You can paint your world and work on creating your individual identity without facing any problem.

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3. Boss Around The Boss

Your partner might be the boss, but who’s the real boss?

Entrepreneurs are always busy. And most of the time, they are filled with guilt for not giving their partner enough time.

So, when you are together, they will let you decide how you want to spend the time. I take this opportunity to show my guy all the rom-com movies. From classics like “Pretty Woman” to flop movies like “Mein Prem Ki Diwani Hn”, Akash has watched everything.

Shh! Here’s a secret. He hates to admit it but he actually enjoyed watching these movies.

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4. Your Dreams Won’t Look Weird Anymore

Entrepreneurs are dreamers and for them, no dream is weird. You will never ever get conscious of sharing your dreams with them.

They will not only understand your dreams but also will support you in pursuing them. Not only this, be ready to receive a highly motivational talk too! Isn’t that great?

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5. Your Life Will Get Simpler

Entrepreneurs are problem solvers. It is their expertise to make complicated stuff simple. They will be there to solve most of your life problems.

Once you have the solution, you will wonder why that was a problem even in the first place.

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Cons Of Dating An Entrepreneur

1. Entrepreneurs Are All About Business

An entrepreneur talks and walks, and yes, even dreams business. No matter what kind of conversation you start, in a few minutes, you will come across words like funding, business plan, VCs, investors, startups, and sales.

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2. Laptop And An Internet Connection Doesn’t Mean Netflix And Chill

A laptop and an internet connection are the only things that they will ever need to run a business. You can also include a smartphone in the list.

Before coming into the relationship, my laptop was a means of entertainment for me which I sometimes used for doing my assignments. But now, my perspective has changed.

If I now see a laptop, it means work! Thankfully, Sunday (yes, not even the entire weekend!) is an exception. Sunday means Netflix and chill!

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3. They Are Not Just A Call Away

Try to make a call and you will always find their phone busy. “The number you have currently dialed is busy. Please try again later” looks like their default ringtone.

They are always busy talking to dealers, vendors, co-founders, workers, and the list goes on. You can’t talk to an entrepreneur for hours. If you are extremely lucky, you can have an uninterrupted telephonic conversation for 30 minutes!

Even if you go missing, they won’t realize that until the end of the day!

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4. They Are Working Even When They Are Not Working

Even when they are not physically working, their mind is always working on their business.

You’ll be out there enjoying a nice view of the mountain, enjoying the sunset and the much needed together time and you will hear something like, “Babe, I’m so excited about the investment that we’ll receive. Once, we have the money, upscaling the business will be easier. We will get a new office, hire new people……”

In the early days, you will be wondering how did he even get there but slowly, you will get accustomed to it.

In fact, you will find yourself asking questions about it. If you want to create a stronger bond with an entrepreneur, you will have to create a bond with their work too.

[Read: Journey Of An Entrepreneur]

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5. They Have A Laser-Like Focus

While working, they have a laser-like focus. If they’re into something, they are 100% into it.

In short, when they have their working mode on, they won’t listen to anything. And that’s not even a conscious choice! They are so lost in their work that they won’t even realize that you were saying something.

In such a scenario, you are nothing more than background noise.

You Will Still Love Them!

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Do you know what’s hot? A person with a burning passion who dreams with their eyes open.

No matter how good or bad things are, you’ll always find them seeking comfort in your arms.

And you can’t stop falling in love with them over and over again. Work might be their first love, but the love that they will hold for you won’t be any less!

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24 Comments

  1. Yasir Khan Saqlaini says:

    I read your complete post from start to end. You have written all the pros and cons about love and entrepreneur amazing.
    (Impressive writing skills)

    1. Thank you, Yasir. I am glad that you enjoyed it!

  2. I think these are very GENERAL assumptions. That’s fine but I feel like there are WAY MORE PROS than CONS when it comes to dating/marrying an entrepreneur!

    1. Yes, the assumptions are pretty general. It’s not possible to jot down individual traits!

  3. Nice read. I love the way you presented.

  4. Ashlee says:

    I enjoyed reading this post and can definitely relate to some of them. I was quite the entrepreneur a few years ago and my partner at the time experienced some of these – haha!

    Ashlee

    1. I am so happy that you could relate to it!

  5. are you dating an entrepreneur? i love your clever post and cute graphic! i have never dated one but i love the idea of being with someone who is so clever and smart.

  6. Daniel Sierra says:

    Your list is really accurate. I feel it is important to be w3ith someone who pushes you to achieve your dreams even though they only think about business.

    1. Thank you, Daniel

  7. IT is my dream to marry an entrepreneur because I think he will complement me. I also desire to be one. I love how you state here the pros and cons. Nevertheless, what I love about an entrepreneur is the willingness to take risks. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

    1. I hope that your dream gets fulfilled soon!

  8. Yes, entrepreneurship is contagious! The pros definitely outweigh the cons.

    1. Yeah, that’s right!

  9. Melanie williams says:

    Haha this was such a good read for sure. All very true and there are deffo pros and cons xx

    1. Thank you, Melanie!

  10. Can’t say I’ve ever dated an entrepreneur, but I’ll revisit this if I ever do

  11. I feel It isn’t that entrepreneurs can’t be quality partners or that you can’t enjoy a great relationship with an entrepreneur, but their relentless ambition, complete lack of work-life balance and demanding schedule can be difficult to manage, especially if you don’t share the same outlook.

    1. Yes.. that’s true.. Many of the entrepreneurs have very bad work-life balance.

  12. Subhashish Roy says:

    I love this unpredictability bit in a relationship. Else life would be monotonous. My wife keeps telling me that I am so unpredictable although most of my life I have not been an entrepreneur.

    1. Yup.. Sometimes, unpredictability is good!

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