Interesting text for me as a “dude”. Thanks for writing it down. I’m happy though that I’m not your “solid dude” but someone else’s as thoughts like these sound patronizing:
“I realized I could be perfectly happy marrying a dude who didn’t understand everything I loved, who came home from his boring office job every day and said ‘How was your day, hon?’”
I’m not sure you understand the wisdom in your dude and everything he loves. To be honest, your dude sounds like he is a really wise man and that is better for all of us than some other artsy snob. What makes you sure he doesn’t understand what you love? It seems like he does… not what you love on the artsy surface but what you love as a real person.
And boring? Well plogan said it below already...