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You've got a few sentences to describe what he is/does.

What single attribute do you think would impress your family the most?

I have intentionally excluded things like 'owns a company with the market cap of Bangladesh's GDP' or 'he is Prince Harry' based on the very small statistical chance of this happening. I have tried included reasonably common things.

Please explain why.

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The only thing that matters to my family is that he respects me and loves me. They don't care for his qualifications (or lack of) or his profession.
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The only thing that matters to my family is that he respects me and loves me. They don't care for his qualifications (or lack of) or his profession.
Thats awesome! I think most families would say the same thing.
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Oxbridge degree and Drives a Porche 911 would probably shock me the most. That's not to say the other options aren't impressive.
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Investment banking only because I see myself becoming one I could also drive that Porsche and be of the same race
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Thats awesome! I think most families would say the same thing.
Yes, they say that and it's also what they believe. My family is mixed race and so being with someone from another race or the same race isn't anything out of the ordinary. I wouldn't be with a religious person since I'm not religious. People who tend to have Oxford degrees, very high professional careers with expensive cars tend to be from a different world from what I am. My family are working class and we don't tend to mix with the rich for many reasons. I would never be with a rich person, and if I was, my family would be worried.

My boyfriend is an artist without any professional qualifications. My family couldn't be happier.
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Yes, they say that and it's also what they believe. My family is mixed race and so being with someone from another race or the same race isn't anything out of the ordinary. I wouldn't be with a religious person since I'm not religious. People who tend to have Oxford degrees, very high professional careers with expensive cars tend to be from a different world from what I am. My family are working class and we don't tend to mix with the rich for many reasons. I would never be with a rich person, and if I was, my family would be worried.

My boyfriend is an artist without any professional qualifications. My family couldn't be happier.
That might be true for your family and it is admirable but I don't think most families are like this.

Tomorrow if I tell my mother, 'Mum I've found the girl of my dreams. Right now she's unemployed and uneducated but she's definitely working on some things...lots of projects'. Id be kicked out of the family.

She would, deep-down, what me to find someone whose well-educated and well-to-do while making it sound that ultimately I have complete freedom, but I don't think I do. There's always an expectation to bring back someone of some standing...
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That might be true for your family and it is admirable but I don't think most families are like this.

Tomorrow if I tell my mother, 'Mum I've found the girl of my dreams. Right now she's unemployed and uneducated but she's definitely working on some things...lots of projects'. Id be kicked out of the family.

She would, deep-down, what me to find someone whose well-educated and well-to-do while making it sound that ultimately I have complete freedom, but I don't think I do. There's always an expectation to bring back someone of some standing...
That's true. Most families definitely aren't as accepting as mine.

You don't have to have qualifications to be successful. My boyfriend's annual income is triple figures without a professional qualification.

It's sad that a family will disown their own blood because they love someone without an education.
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