Dating an american


Sadly, when we were suddenly thrust into a long distance relationship, the reality set in that it was putting too much stress on our careers.

She had a vision of the man she was going to marry: tall, dark, handsome, and a millionaire.

After all, as she put it, "dancers don't make a lot of money." I wasn't the guy that could spoon feed her, so it ended.

I tried to brush this off—preconceptions are always dangerous when entering any sort of relationship.

Still, when I met my first girlfriend in 2007, a ballerina who had recently moved from San Francisco, I was immediately taken aback by an overarching obsession with status and money.