First of all I’m very pleased to start July updating my ‘Short Manual About Boys and Girls’, uniting on this two subjects that interest me enough: theories regarding relationships and nerds stuff (although it was Brian idea, if you liked it, please thank him, not to me okay?!)
And btw before I forget, thank you so much Brian once again (whoever you are), for those genial words rebloged right below. Talking seriously, his Blog grabbed my attention at the first saw, so my compliments strange! You seem a nice person.
HERE WE GO:
Of Startups and Girlfriends (by Brian Krausz)
I’ve often heard the saying ‘being married to your work’, and I frequently consider the similarities between startups and relationships. For one, on any given day I’m mulling around a few ideas for startups, and most days my thoughts also lead to my lack of a girlfriend and possibly solutions to that situation. There are many things that are nearly identical when it comes to the ‘game’ (as so many, excluding myself, like to call it) of dating and the process of forming a startup. Allow me to elaborate:
All joking aside, I do think that this is a notable thing: if you expect to have a steady relationship while working on a startup, 9 times out of 10 one of the two will fail. You need to have an amazing devotion to both, very understanding co-founders/significant other and full acceptance of the fact that your sleep will suffer double the amount it normally would. I do have a possible solution, though it takes a certain type: date your co-founder (or co-found with your significant other). This only works with 2 founders (being the 3rd+ wheel is never fun…). It seems to be a wonderful test of a relationship. If two people can spend nearly all day together with very little sleep working on what has been called ‘an emotional rollercoaster’ by many and not end up killing each other (sounds like a reality TV show…) it must speak volumes of their bond. Don’t we look for similar qualities from our co-founders and our significant others, trust, honesty, devotion, ability to put up with them for long periods of time, sense of humor.
The only difference from my point of view is whether or not gender plays a role. I even submit that there must be a certain chemistry between co-founders, similar to romance but without the lust. This does create a whole new slew of problems though. Double the stress, emotion, and time spent together, add a touch of competitiveness. Hell, while we’re at it, throw in some romance and programming. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘late night at the office’. So, any young entrepreneurial women looking for a good time co-founder?
Disclaimer for those looking to form a startup: The above was written with a strong sense of humor and mild sarcasm in mind. If you are offended by anything I say, or even consider, for a moment, taking me seriously, how can you ever expect to survive months working day and night with the same people (dating or otherwise)? Really, laugh a little, you’ll live longer.
Note: As I said, I do not own this post,
it belongs to its rightful owner! Yeah, I was too lazy this time
to write my own one, so you can give a look if you want,
at the original source right here: Nerdlife.net
XO, Me and Myself