does it matter, since standards are subjective?
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I don't think it's shallow, but I also think that your standards should be based on what YOU bring to the table as well.
I have a decent job and career ambitions, so I don't think it is shallow or unfair for me to expect my partner to also have a good career. I have a certain lifestyle that I want to maintain and any partner of mine needs to be able to maintain that same lifestyle. I like to travel and own nice things - which I pay for myself - and I don't want a partner who cannot afford to do those things with me. I also think it's reasonable that I care to have a partner who I am proud to introduce to my family, friends and colleagues. A guy in a low-paying, dead end job does not fit that profile.0