The Perfect Mate vs. The Perfect Career.


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I posed the question, Ladies: If you had to choose one, which would you pick: The perfect husband or a great career? And why? Here are the responses

A perfect husband. My career wouldn’t be worth having if I had no one to share those fruits with, Human companionship is far more essential

A perfect career beacuse you can always move up the ladder in a career and ultimately start your own busines. A perfect man doesn’t exist. We all have flaws. People change and I may change, so there’s always time for a relationship… not for a career

The perfect husband is forever, careers are temporary. I don’t think my career could ever bring me that much fulfillment.

The family chick in me wants to say husband, but a perfect husband doesn’t guarantee that I’ll be a perfect wife. I’m wise enough to know that in some of my failed relationships, I was part of the problem.

The perfect husband because love takes precedence over a career and money plus it will make rough days at work a little easier knowing I have someone to come home to. Also, my perfect husband will of plenty of money so I won’t have to worry about that.

The perfect career because I want to be dependent on a man to take care of me. I need to be able to take care of myself… and I’m sure I can find a not so perfect guy and mold him into what I want him to be

A perfect husband because a career can’t be my best friend nor a shoulder to cry on in times of need nor be my lover when I want to be intimate.

A perfect career because I don’t want to be doing something I hate for the rest of my life.

The prefect husband… I find serenity in my home life. I would rather have a mate that compliments me and my habits… What good is the perfect career if you have no one to share your accomplishments with?

A perfect career. I am two classes away from my masters. I am goal oriented, driven I don’t have time to waste.

Perfect Husband. Good dudes these days are harder to find every day.

I think I can always find a good job, I would choose a good husband

A perfect husband because for me family & building one is more important than a great career! What you reap from a career can only fulfill so much for me

I would choose the PERFECT HUSBAND because he would understand and respect my PREFECT CAREER.

The responses seem to be based on age and personal experience. Women who already have an established career overwhelmingly answered that a good husband was most important. Contrarily, woman who recently graduated or are starting a new career seem to believe that love should be put on hold until personal goals are accomplished.

Please feel free to answer the question for yourself. Men what would you choose: The perfect wife or the perfect career?

4 Replies to “The Perfect Mate vs. The Perfect Career.”

  1. Princesss says:

    Hmmm I didn’t see my response so I’ll reiterate it here. I know you posed the question in a way that women would have to choose between the perfect career vs the perfect mate. However, I don’t think that we should have to choose!

    First of all, like so many have already stated the perfect person doesn’t exist but there is someone that’s perfect for each of us. Secondly, we all have a purpose that usually coincides with our goals. Ideally we should be able to realize our dreams and be with the love of our life. Sometimes we think someone is “The One” only to realize it was an immature fanciful idea of love & companionship. Love + Career = Success for most people.

  2. @nobles717 says:

    I would choose the woman over the career. If your good at what you do…another company will definitely pick you up. Its hard to find that one woman.

  3. I didn’t tweet an answer; I am unhappily married, love what I do for a living.

    Perfection is non-existent in anything; I think best we can hope for is consistency and peaceful existence.

  4. Hunniedip81 says:

    I would chose the perfect husband(or rather, what I consider perfect) over the career…at least I would have someone, that I enjoy being around, to go home to after dealing with people I may not like or dealing with the craziness at work(wait, did that make any sense??). The “perfect mate” is once in a lifetime but you can always find another career.

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