10 Things You Absolutely Need To Know Before Dating A Workaholic

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1. They can’t live without their phones.

The moment they open their eyes, they are already checking their emails. They always want to make sure not to miss anything important because they don’t want any opportunities slip out of their fingertips. Even when they’re with their friends and family members, they can still find ways to check their inboxes and answer inquiries from anyone that they’re working with. Their whole world outside the office is basically living on their phones and it’s going to give you a really tough time convincing them to put their phones down, relax, and just enjoy the moment.

2. They hate it when someone wastes their time.

People who devote most of their energies and focus on their career do not appreciate it when someone slows them down. As soon as they stand in front of you, they will immediately make you feel that their time matters to them. They have million other things to do than worry about your feelings or thoughts that are totally unrelated to what they’re working on. They’re too busy to make a small talk or have a personal chat. And most of the time, you are left with no option but to understand that.

3. Their bosses are part of their priority lists.

They will do everything in their jobs just to ensure that their bosses and clients are happy. The biggest satisfaction for them is lying on their beds at the end of the day, knowing that they made a positive difference — small or big — inside their organizations. They feel a sense of triumph when they see that their determination and efforts have paid off. Success motivates them to do more and to prove to their superiors why they’re worthy of their trust.

4. They can control their emotions.

They know how to react to certain situations. They know when is the right time to talk more, to talk less, or to say nothing at all. They understand their emotions all too well and it’s impossible for someone to manipulate them based solely on their feelings. No one can really read what is written on their faces. It’s hard for anyone to know what’s going on inside their brains because they’ve grown so good at concealing their thoughts and emotions.

5. They are highly competitive. 

They get anything that they want simply because they work hard for it. They don’t run out of inspiration and you can always see them doing what they love. Winning is important to them. Being recognized for their talents and skills is a big deal for them. They will stop at nothing just to reach whatever goal that they have in their minds.

6. They can be impatient sometimes.

They will roll their eyes when you say something inappropriate. They will snap at you when you change a plan. And they will not think twice about walking away from you when you waste their time. They have so much craziness going on in their lives and having to deal with your unpredictability is just too much for them to handle. If you can’t keep up with their busy worlds, then you have to reconsider your intention of dating them.

7. They think about their future a lot.

Every conversation that you will have with them will include a topic about their future or your future. They want you to know about the kind of person they’re aiming to become one day. And at the same time, they also like to know who you want to be, where you’re going, and what plans do you have in your life. And by telling them that you just want to enjoy the present moment isn’t really going to give you a plus point in their hearts. You have to learn to step up your game.

8. They will make you feel inferior.

And that’s okay. They’re aware that they intimidate people sometimes. It’s totally unnecessary for you to be insecure and compare yourself to them. It’s okay if they’re more successful than you are. Dating isn’t all about who has more money or power. It’s all about getting to know the other person on a deeper level.

9. They rarely go on vacations.

Dragging them to an out-of-the-country trip isn’t really the best idea. But maybe a trip to the supermarket to do their grocery shoppings on a Sunday afternoon is what they’re mostly going to enjoy more. The trick to planning a great date with them is to always think about how you can save their time and make them like you. If you can help them do two things at once, you will have a better shot in winning their hearts.

10. They just don’t care about romantic relationships.

The only thing that can truly fulfill them at the moment is success. The truth is that they don’t need a relationship — or you. It’s either you’re going to love them and love what they do or not love them at all. You can’t force them to choose you over their careers because that’s never going to happen. But you can work really hard to earn their trust. And hope that eventually, they’re going to fall in love with you the same way that they fall in love with their dreams. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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