How To Date A Female Entrepreneur
Want to date a woman who spends her money on iPads and web apps instead of trips to the shopping mall? A lady who does not mind being told that her idea is not going to catch on. One who has kept a running list of things she has wanted to change since she was a kid. So how to you find a woman entrepreneur to date?
You will know that she is one because she will always have her smart phone out. She is the one skimming TechCrunch and the Financial Times , the one who cannot stop talking when she finds the idea she wants. Yes, she has a new idea to tell you about every week and yes, most of them will end up in her desktop recycle folder. But that is what makes her great. You see a strange girl scribbling madly on an empty page in her notebook? That is the entrepreneur. She can never resist a new opportunity, especially when it is risky.
She is the woman wearing jeans and a casual but stylish blazer while meeting with investors. She is on her laptop at the coffee shop down the street. Her coffee is cold because she is mentally occupied. Lost in a world where anything is possible and each ‘no’ gets you one step closer to a ‘yes’. Bite the bullet and sit down and chat with her. If you dare to interrupt her she will give you a look, as the typical woman entrepreneur does not like to be interrupted. Ask her about her idea, product or service. Let her talk about product-market fit, angel investors and IPO’s. Try giving her a problem to fix, but only if you really want it fixed and fixed right. Ask her for her help or advice. She will eloquently give it, while somehow making it seem like it was your idea all along. Funny how she manages that, isn’t it?
Let her know what you really think of [insert newsworthy startup story here]. Ask her for her honest opinion. Understand that if she says she understands calculus and teaches Python to #ladieslearningcode she is telling the truth; women do not tend to exaggerate those things too much. Her economic predictions may not be spot-on – but these days, whose are? It does not matter, though, because she is obsessed with generating revenue and profit and does a great job of saving her piece of it. She knows that she has to take care of herself. She will rub off on you, and before you know it, you too will carefully compare grocery store prices by the ounce.
It is easy to date a woman entrepreneur. Give her the gift of ideas while also making her feel special about being exactly who she is. Understand that, on your anniversary, she might be in New York doing a demo or in San Francisco talking to potential investors – and forgive her for it. Her team might need her to finish their new project, so do not be shocked if she asks to celebrate Valentine’s Day a day later so you can be together (and take advantage of half-price chocolate). Understand that she knows the difference between the present and the future, but she is going to try to make life a little more like her vision for the future. Do not try to stop her – there’s no point. She has to give it a shot somehow.
If you fail her, she will know how to create opportunity from failure. An entrepreneur understands that nothing truly comes to an end. That you can always create something from nothing. That you can recreate again and again and still be the heroine. That life is meant to have a challenge or two. Besides, it is a good reminder that she has to focus on being the best she can be – for herself, first. Entrepreneurs understand that people, like companies, grow. She will help you realise your potential. She will study you more than anyone. She will figure you out. That is when you are really in trouble.
You will want to propose to her long before she is ready. She has got a world to change, she is always saying, and she is in no rush. You will try to very casually slip it in dozens of times, always somehow losing your nerve at the last minute. Eventually, it will happen – via Zoom. When you least expect it to. And the seconds before she says yes will feel like hours. But if you are lucky, she will say ‘yes’.
If you find a girl who creates, keep her near. When you find her up at 2.00 AM wrestling over her latest idea, make her a cup of tea and do not be afraid to sit in silence. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She will talk as if the projections in her head and her Google Spreadsheets are reality, because someday, they will be.
Date an woman entrepreneur because you deserve it. You deserve a lady who can give you the most vibrant life imaginable. Share your dreams with her, let her show you better ways of doing things and let her know you love her for who she is.
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