I am a gentleman in my 20s working hard and paying myself through university.
A few months ago, I met with a guy and we seem to like each other a lot and have spent quite sometime together and somewhat been hinting on a few long term plans. I really do like this guy but folks in my inner circle strongly disapprove of the idea of us being together simply because he dropped out of high school, is unemployed and basically has no motivation/goals and ambitions so to them, we’re definitely not a match and also adds another layer of stress on top of being gay POC. I am hoping to help him get his diploma and figure himself out so he can do something he’s interested in and or enjoys.
Am I being realistic or my people are right? Because apparently you can’t falll in love with potential.
Where’s the compromise and am I making too much of a sacrifice for this to work?