Dating southern men
As I drove up to the garage of the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington for an evening event, I locked eyes with a handsome security guard. This gave me the gumption to inquire about his relationship status and ask for his phone number. I found comfort in the nervousness that caused his slip-up — it mirrored my own.He has always been transparent regarding his intentions.We attended church together, as friends, within a week of knowing each other.
Greg allayed my fear of a relationship with someone with less college education.Conversations in other relationships did not focus on building and growing as a couple, but on whom we knew and where we worked, with an unspoken rule that certain topics were off-limits.A misconception I had in dating a man with less formal education was that he would be less financially stable. In addition to working in security, he also owns a small business in Maryland.The men I previously dated tended to have graduate degrees and hold prominent positions, one with a senior-level position at the Department of Defense, one a Harvard-graduate psychiatrist and another a Harvard-graduate education administrator.Greg holds an associate degree, and I hold a master's.
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The bold act was out of character for me, and I second-guessed it immediately.