7 Benefits of Dating Men Who Need "Fixing"

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I Can Change Them
A man with potential can be transformed like a butterfly. Or so I used to think. That's why I would take them in when they were just caterpillars and waited for ... more 
Photo by: istock
I Can Change Them
A man with potential can be transformed like a butterfly. Or so I used to think. That's why I would take them in when they were just caterpillars and waited for their process to begin. Thing is you can't change a man into becoming something he's not. If he does change, it's on his time and his way.
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Mon, Oct 28, 2013 11:33 AM EDT

The definition of potential is "having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future." And that's the kind of men I used to date. Not on purpose, of course. I always state (out loud) that I want a man who is ready for all of this, a man who is ready to commit and love me like an hombre. Pretty much, I desire someone who has his life together. Professional success, financial stability, an open heart, maturity, self-awareness, and strength: I want it all! And then I'd end up with college dropouts, struggling artists (I want to be a rapper, yo!), freelance writers (living that check-to-check life), and men who resided in their momma's back room. But why? Why did I date men who had potential instead of attracting those who were already developed? Oh, there was a rationalization behind my self-sabotaging choices. Here are seven reasons why I dated men with potential. -By Sujeiry Gonzalez

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