Hosted at. http:\/\/feedproxy.google.com\/~r\/FreshInspirationForYourHome\/~3\/94EdgwApnck\/ \nYou’ve got one in the bag, or you’re looking to snap one up, you’re excited about a potential new life with a creative genius. \u00a0But what is it really like dating an architect, and are these folk for you? \u00a0Below we have delved into 10 things you should need to know about dating architects, and who knows, there could even be a few tips therein which could land you your lifelong dream partner. \u00a0 Now I know it\u2019s not really politically correct to paint an entire vertical profession with the same paintbrush, some points will ring true in your own experiences and some will not: Thus is the color of life.\n1.\u00a0 Money\nThe fact of the matter is that a lot of architects aren\u2019t rolling around on a bed of money.\u00a0 So if you\u2019re looking for a Daddy Warbucks or proverbial Scrooge McDuck you may be a little disappointed.\u00a0 Sure, there are some architects who have made it to the big time, like Renzo Piano, the architect who designed The Shard in London; I\u2019m sure he\u2019s rolling in it as he was voted as one of the top 100 influential people in the world in 2006 by Time magazine; but chances are you\u2019re not looking to date somebody quite like him, as he\u2019s 76\u2026 or are you!?\u00a0 \u2018Alls I\u2019m sayin\u2019!!\nWhile the average architect might not have a huge income, most have this one and very precious trait; they are frugal.\u00a0 This is not to say they are penny pinching cheapskates, on the contrary, they have class, they have finesse which means they don\u2019t like to wash money down the drain by purchasing shabby, substandard items.\nFurthermore, when looking for that perfect partner, it\u2019s not all about where they are right now financially; the important thing is that they have a solid, well balanced and educated financial mind-set which will stand them in good stead in the future.\u00a0 Would you rather be with somebody who doesn\u2019t plan for the future, or somebody who does; and as you know, architects are master planners and can execute those plans with precision.\n\n2.\u00a0 Articulation & Solid Reasoning\nArchitects appreciate considered thinkers who can articulate their thoughts into words in a concise manner.\u00a0 If you make a statement that could seem a little flaky, the chances are it could annoy them.\u00a0 If you\u2019re talking with an architect and you get onto the subject of let\u2019s say, Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter, and you say that you loved him; please realize the architect wants more.\nThe devil is in the detail; they\u2019re detail orientated, they look into matters deeply: How do you think they create such beautiful masterful creations!?\u00a0 Therefore, expand on your ideas, \u2018I love Steve Irwin, he had an energetic passion for life that is rarely seen, and it\u2019s because of his unique joyful approach to life why I gravitate towards him\u2019.\nArchitects will appreciate an explanation to ideas, so don\u2019t leave them frustrated.\u00a0 If you don\u2019t have a way with words, practice.\u00a0 Research has shown that as vocabulary increases, so does IQ; \u201cA person\u2019s vocabulary will predict with very high accuracy how well they score on an IQ test.\u201d\u00a0 You don\u2019t even have to try to learn either.\u00a0 Just stick a dictionary next to your toilet: Effortless education.\nIt seems architects harness the strength of both intellectual and emotional intelligence.\n\n\u00a03. Wondering Eyes\nArchitects have an insatiable hunger to look upon exquisite and inspirational works of architectural genius.\u00a0 Their minds race with creativity and questions.\u00a0 For example, I was with an Iranian architect in the Empire State Building in New York: I could tell his mind was in a state of overload.\u00a0 \u2018How many brocks do you think are in this building\u2019, he asked me.\u00a0 I knew he meant bricks, but the point being is his mind was on a majestic search for understanding and knowledge.\nSo when you\u2019re out with your architect partner, why not do something they will appreciate and ask them, with a genuine interest about the building you just passed or are dining in; unless they are sick and tired of work, in which case you\u2019ll want to avoid work talk!\nThis desire to gaze upon greatness can possibly have a real knock on effect in your life, as it could influence the occasional holiday, weekend trip and date decision.\nThey notice things which most other people don’t see; they perceive and view life through a special pair of glasses, where everything has that little bit more color, life and pizzazz.\n\n\u00a04.\u00a0 Positively Flawed\nDon\u2019t let the title mislead you. Just like a designer who will verbally judge designs, like font, saying things like, \u2018Helvetica: Typical\u2026\u2019\u2026 \u2018Another company using a font for their logo: Boring\u2019, architects are of a similar breed.\u00a0 They might say they like a particular piece of work, but quite often they will start to verbally think how they would have done it, pointing out potential flaws or where the design falls short.\nSome architects do this more than others, but I\u2019m sure there isn\u2019t one architect living on this planet that hasn\u2019t done this at least once; therefore be prepared for an impartation of architectural opinion.\u00a0 I personally love it.\nLet\u2019s reel of some examples I\u2019ve personally heard,\n\n\u2018See that building there, an absolute classic example of 1970\u2019s architecture: I don\u2019t know what the architects were thinking back then\u2019.\n\u2018I like the fact a balcony has been added, but why wasn\u2019t it made longer to span the width of the apartment?\u2019\n\u2018It\u2019s a stunning apartment but there isn\u2019t enough light.\u00a0 I would have made the entire wall into a window, which would let in much more natural light.\u2019\n\n\n5.\u00a0 A Show Home\nArchitects appreciate and find a beautiful home to be important.\u00a0 I think this is a given, but it\u2019s an important factor to take into consideration when weighing up the perfect spouse.\u00a0 I think that most people would like to live in a house that is well designed through and through.\u00a0 The atmosphere it creates is refreshing and mentally liberating when compared to the drab alternatives out there.\nWhat would you prefer, inviting your friends over to a house that looks like it needs to be decorated with a demolition ball, or to a house that is designed and kept with excellence?\u00a0 If this is important for you, then an architect (or designer for that matter), holds the master key in this area of life; just another feather in their bushy cap of feathers!\nBut don\u2019t just assume that because their profession is to design buildings that theirs represents the quality they produce for their clients.\u00a0 Like the saying goes, \u2018the shoe maker’s son has no shoes\u2019, sometimes the architect neglects his own house.\n\n6.\u00a0 Oozing with Passion & Determination\nArchitects are quite often full of passion and zest.\u00a0 Their minds have been chiseled with an archetypal eagerness to live life with creative supremacy.\nIt takes a long time to study as an architect, five or more years in some cases, which requires a vast measure of perseverance and applied will.\nDo you want to be with somebody who is dry, boring, directionless and apathetic? Chances are you don\u2019t.\u00a0 If I were to compare an architect with a candy, I would say they are those delectable gourmet jellybeans: There are so many different varieties of the same thing, yet each and every one of those beans is exploding with flavor and character.\nIf you\u2019re on a date with them, why not strike up a conversation about something you consider to be creative and arty; expect a hearty response.\n\n7.\u00a0 The Love of Coffee\nThe love of coffee is the root of all architects.\u00a0 Contemplating all of the architects that I know, it\u2019s glaringly evident they all seem to have one thing in common and that\u2019s they all like cherish their coffee.\u00a0 You might hear some people say they\u2019re super picky with their coffee, but from my experience, it\u2019s just a general adorn for the drink.\nAll of them prefer a good quality ground or bean coffee over instant coffee, that\u2019s a given, but when in need of that extra edge some of them are willing to go instant just for the caffeine benefits.\nWhat better way to impress an architect on a first date by taking them to a coffee house and striking up a natural conversation about coffee.\u00a0 At least learn the basics about coffee, what bean instant coffee is made from (Robusta beans) and what higher quality ground coffees are made from (Arabica beans).\u00a0 These basics will impress and they will color your own personal coffee experience throughout life.\nSo in short; architects have an affinity towards (good) coffee.\u00a0 Below I have included a quick infographic which’ll give you some good conversational weapons.\n\n8.\u00a0 Good With Their Hands\nThis is a very handy one (forgive the pun), but it\u2019s nice knowing that your prospective future partner is good with their hands isn\u2019t it.\u00a0 Just think of all the benefits.\u00a0 I know, I was thinking the same thing; can you imagine how good they will make your future children\u2019s school (or science fair) project look!\nBut seriously, architects are generally good at building things, which if they wish, could put to good use around the home, yet I hear a lot tend not to.\u00a0 This could be because of they tend to strive for perfection which can turn an ordinary molehill of a project into one of Everest proportions, which can be mentally exhausting for an impatient partner.\n\n\u00a09.\u00a0 Astute Learners & Hungry for More\nNever satisfied with their current state, architects are always striving for more from themselves and subsequently life.\u00a0 It’s probably one of the few professions where more often than not, the average person is vibrant in the personal development, constantly moving forwards.\nIt’s been said by the late Jim Rohn that the definition of success is ‘steady progress toward one’s personal goals’ through ‘a few simple disciplines practiced every day’.\u00a0 If this is so, then I believe architects have hit the nail on the head.\u00a0 Not inhibited by inertia, not in a state of stagnation, but clear in their thinking, knowing what they want, investing into themselves week in and week out.\nThis is one of the reasons why I appreciate being around architects, because they realize that success isn’t so much based on the things that you can count, but rather the things that you can’t count.\u00a0 It’s who you become that is the key, and they know this, which can be witnessed through their eagerness to read, learn, and absorb new ideas.\n\n10.\u00a0 Architect Friends\nBe prepared to spend a lot of time with their architecture friends.\u00a0 But don’t be concerned, some of the same traits that you like and appreciate in the architect you are dating will be noticeable in other architects to some degree or another.\nI think this can be said across all professions that your spouse will have a high proportion of friends in the same industry in which they work, as they spend all day developing relationships with these people.\u00a0 I have a lot of friend who work for Google, and I often hear them say, ‘She’s an NGF’, as in a ‘Non Google Friend’.\u00a0 They say this because most of their friends are Googler’s, therefore, if you want to be with an architect, be prepare to spend a lot of time with architects and their insider lingo and jokes:\u00a0 Learn to love it!\n\nYou're reading 10 Things You Need to Know About Dating an Architect originally posted on Freshome. \nThe post 10 Things You Need to Know About Dating an Architect appeared first on Freshome.com.