Allan is a scientist, turned tech marketer, from a preacher’s family who married early, at nineteen, in college. Focused, driven, and gifted, he had three kids and a Ph.D. in Quantum Physics by twenty-seven. Pretty quickly he realized that pure science wasn’t for him, he wanted to develop other skills as a marketer and entrepreneur. With his background, tech marketing was a natural progression.
In a few more years he was part of a successful company, which he sold enabling him to explore many business and personal opportunities, move his family abroad for a summer and other adventures. By the time we met, he was forty seven with a wife wanting out of their nearly thirty year marriage.
He was paralyzed with pain, requiring us to work for months in preparation for the separation and creating a plan to break the news to thirteen year old twin girls and his sixteen year old daughter.
A year later when he was ready to enter the singles scene, I tried, unsuccessfully thus far, to get him to use this line with women, Hi, I am Allan. I am a Quantum Physicist. Wannamake some smart children? My point of view is that if she doesn’t have a sense of humor find out early and move on to the next one.