If the two of you had been pieces of clothing, you'd have been a brilliant silk scarf, and your lover a heavy wool muffler. Each has their place in a wardrobe, but they're not so great worn together. Get the picture?
You and your sweetie were an odd pair. You were a social butterfly, a gleeful hedonist, an appreciator of the finer things in life. Your sweetie was more attuned to the intellectual, as well as tangible signposts of financial success. You viewed your lover as rather stodgy and too wrapped up in matters of the mind, while your lover saw you as impractical and self-indulgent. Who was right? You both were! However, the mismatch in values and interests wasn't as difficult to bridge as it may have seemed. The asset you had going for you was that you each tempered the other. You helped your lover to lighten up and enjoy life, while your lover taught you how to set goals and reach them. Together, you were each not as one-sided as you were apart; though you needed to plow through some friction to meet in the middle it would have been well worth the effort. By learning from each other you would both have become better people, and that's always a wonderful benefit of a good relationship.