Ahh engineers. They are a breed of their
own. Some of the smartest people out
there, combined with a personality that
can be confusing at first, if you are a
free spirit, fly by the seat of your pants
type like me. But once you understand
them, you realize there are major pluses
to having one as your partner.
1. They are extremely organized
It’s no secret that engineers tend to be
somewhat particular about where their
things go. They like to have easy access,
up-to-date technology, working solutions,
and organization in their world. Perhaps
their idea of organization is not the
same as yours, but being with an
engineer means respecting their ways, as
intruding in their system can be
disruptive to their balance and ability to
be productive. And you will enjoy
leading an organized life with your loved
2. They know how to handle
high-pressure and stressful
situations well
Engineers encounter a lot of high stress
situations at work, and they know they
can’t lose their minds. This is actually a
great thing for you if you are the partner
of this logical type, because that means
he or she won’t join you on the
emotional rollercoaster, and instead be a
calming force in the relationship.
3. They absorb
information quickly
Men and women in the engineering
profession acquire acute attention to
detail. Not only does this mean they will
want that specific type of cheese and will
go to the store late at night just to get it,
it also means they will remember special
dates, things you said, small details, and
be extremely thoughtful when in a
relationship. They won’t necessarily
show it in the lovey-dovey way – but
they will remember to get you that one
thing for your birthday you mentioned
briefly months ago, and not even make a
big fuss about it.
4. They make amazing teachers
Engineers have the ability to take a lot of
information, and condense it into a few
words. Working with a lot of
data everyday, they have to categorize
what’s important and what’s not, since
prioritizing their efforts and energy is of
the utmost importance when focusing on
a project. This translates into their
relationships as well. If you are lucky to
be dating an engineer, or married to one
like me, your household will not be one
of many words, but the words will be
very meaningful.
5. They have no problem
committing to someone, or to
Engineers are some of the most
dedicated people, and they will work on
one thing until it’s perfect. Committing
to such a demanding career shows that
they are not short-sighted, and this can
translate to how they view their personal
relationships as well. They don’t like to
waste time with too many relationships,
and would rather have more serious,
quality partnerships. Quality over
quantity can ring very true with this
6. They are actually very
The myth that engineers are math nerds
could not be further from the truth.
Engineers actually have to be very
creative to come up with solutions for
impossible problems on a daily basis.
This sort of creativity requires a lot of
brain power however, so many
engineers blow off steam by doing
something else creative, like playing an
instrument, painting, or working on a
“fun” project that tunes their ever-
thinking brain out. Your home will never
be a boring place.
7. They have the ability to think
logically, think ahead, and make
a plan
Being with an engineer means you
always have a plan. Whether it’s for the
weekend, your next trip, your meals,
your future, or your finances. Sometimes
it can be difficult to keep up with their
level of brain organization, but you can
rest assured that you are ultimately safe,
and do not have to worry about a thing.
8. They are not lazy
Engineers never really rest. Even on
their days “off”, they continue to
engineer away in their mind. They may
put off a project for a while to let the
solution come to them, but they don’t
give up and rarely get discouraged. They
know there will be a solution – they just
have to find it. This makes them
incredible partners because they are
willing to put work into solving your
relationship problems until there is
9. They have a lot of initiative,
and re-engineer everyday
problems to find better, more
functional solutions
This does mean that you will find their
“solutions” around the house. Solutions
for leaky pipes, or solutions for the
neighbor’s cat who keeps leaving
presents in your lawn. Nevertheless, they
solve everyday problems themselves,
without having to call a professional.
You can trust that if your house is
flooding and the roof is on fire, they will
figure something out.
10. They have an impressive
ability to admit mistakes and re-
work their approach
Because their work can require a lot of
trial and error, engineers learn to
rethink their strategies constantly. This
translates nicely into relationships, as it
makes them more likely to examine a
behavior that may not be producing very
good results (and making you mad), and
look for ways to changed it to achieve
better results.
If you are lucky to have found yourself
one of these gems, celebrate their
qualities, appreciate their talents, show
that you see how hard they work, and
most of all, enjoy the perks of having
such a thoughtful partner!
by: Deborah Stachelski

Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus is a Food scientist and an Art enthusiast. Her desire is to give a listening ear to people and to give an opportunity for everyone to be heard. Has any one told you that you are special? Yes, you are. You were beautifully designed, you are relevant to this generation and very special to me. Connect with me on LinkedIn


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