Advice: Suck it up and focus on his good qualities?

Dear Beerhaze,

I’m in a catch-22. I’ve found the most attractive sweetie in the world, and we’ve only been dating for a few weeks, but I feel like he’s backing me into a “make a mountain of a molehill” corner.

He is incredibly intelligent and talented, with a mathematics degree and a good job. I’m still working on a double major in French and English. I’ve focused both of these into the literature aspect, because my grammar isn’t perfect and my spelling is far from perfect, but my man is driving me nuts with his grammar. For such a smart guy, it seems unacceptable that he uses “I got a pen” in a sentence instead of “I have a pen”.

It’s bad enough where I’m uncomfortable introducing him to my friends, because I don’t want them to judge him for being intelligent, or me for dating someone unintelligent. Is there a way for me to help him with his grammar and correct him without emasculating him, or should I just suck it up and focus on his good qualities?

Dear Cheetah Tickler,

There’s nothing sexier than a woman willing and eager to help with grammar and spelling! If I weren’t already married with kids, and always looking for some peace and quite, I would slap a diamond, the size of a beach ball, on your finger. I would even put my dirty clothes in the hamper for you! This website would read much better with a woman like you by my side!

Simply correct his grammar when he screws up… He should appreciate you for it and if he doesn’t, well, find someone who will. It’s too early to start focusing on his good qualities. It’s a problem, which can be fixed!

His sack and turnip won’t shrivel up and fall off because of some¬†considerate language pointers.

Go for it!

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