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Some say that it doesn’t matter what your partner does for a living.  It doesn’t matter whether he’s a Lawyer or the local garbage man, as long as he treats you the way you deserve to be treated and makes you happy – I tend to agree with this theory and I definitely don’t look for a man or judge him based on his occupation.   However, what if he was a stripper?

I have had a think about this, and I think it may depend on whether or not it’s a full time occupation.  If he’s stripping to get himself through law school or to fund a brilliant new business idea, then good on him, that’s great!  If you can make good money for taking your clothes off in public without feeling embarrassed or violated, then why not?!  However, if stripping is his full time job or “career”, and his lifelong dream is to star in the next Magic Mike movie…then you may want to rethink.

I myself went on a date with a stripper once, and I have to say it was not at all what I expected.  It really proved to me that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Let me explain:

If you met a stripper, what would your initial thought be?  Stop for a second and really think about it.

Your first thought was judgemental wasn’t it?  Don’t lie.  It’s okay. We all judge from time to time even if we don’t like to admit it.  I also think that most of you might assume he wasn’t intelligent.  You also might assume that he’s a little rough and perhaps even a real player – am I right?

Well this too, was what I was expecting when I met ‘Mr Stripper’ for a date.  But I was pleasantly surprised with what I discovered.  He was well dressed, well mannered, articulate, family orientated, kind, driven, very intelligent and stripping, simply to get himself through business school.   So that my friends, reminded me of how you really cannot judge a book by its cover!

We didn’t fall in love and end up together, so it obviously wasn’t meant to be (sorry if you’re disappointed).  But I couldn’t help but wonder, how many women would date a stripper and would you judge those women for doing so? Is a woman dating a male stripper judged the same as a man dating a female one? Or in this case, does sexism still very much apply? And the biggest question that was on my mind was, “How the hell would you introduce him to your parents?!” I know mine wouldn’t be too impressed, especially not my father!

I know we shouldn’t judge people by their occupation, but the fact is…we do! No one can deny that fact! If I was a stripper do you think any mother would want their son going out with me? I wouldn’t think so! But please, correct me if I’m wrong.

So, would you date a stripper and would you be embarrassed when asked about his occupation?  And is the occupation of the person you’re dating really relevant anyway?

I would love to hear your opinions on this one! Ladies and Gentlemen!

Until next time… xx

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