As the old cliché goes, love hits when you least expect it.
I started dating a ERE-compatible guy about 4 weeks ago. I never thought I'd find someone like him in my hometown.
It was a blind first date for me as he had messaged me online without a face picture; but when I saw him for the first time my heart fluttered. It started jumping more during our coffee date when he mentioned that he was a 4th-year full-time student supporting himself via a 30-hour part-time job to avoid graduating with debt. Finally, he won me over when he told me that he planned on saving lots of money for a few years after graduation so that he travel the world. (The tattoo didn't hurt either.)
Not only that but he also fits the INTJ profile. His personality is so different from my previous ENTP boyfriend. I can say that I find the orderliness and the introspection a refreshing change. (I am INFJ myself).
In any event, I know that it is a little soon to be looking into the future but I hope this relationship works out. It would be so nice to be able to share my life and to progress towards ERE with someone special who also has those common goals.
He inspires and motivates me. My job doesn't look so bad and stressful anymore compared to his 70-hour plus school and work week. Having him around makes working 5 more years seem like a walk in the park!
Wish me luck.