Alright, in defense of the ambitious, I agree that it's tacky and unbecoming to be driven by material possessions. I'm not fond of it, and I've had the misfortune to date people who obviously plotted lives of leisure for themselves on my dime. That *is* repulsive.
However, I do have a drive to succeed, and understand the importance of pursuing work you find meaningful. I would hope that the person I date has a professional passion, because without understanding that motivation, I doubt that person could ever really fully understand me.
I also have to say on the subject of material wealth that I subscribe to a certain "Poor Richard's Almanac"/Warren Buffet/Henry Ford-esque industrialist ideal. I have a powerful motivation to see finance impose reason and efficiency on industry, for the purpose of betterment of society, and the ability to reinvest those funds into further development. Ideologically it is the foundation of progress to me, and so you can't always neatly seperate wealth accumulation and noble intent.
viveutvivas saidI find ambitious corporate climber types a huge turnoff. People who chase money or possessions, or who talk about money or property or houses are absolutely repulsive to me.
I much prefer someone who is poor, as long as he can support himself, and who is intelligent and educated and understands what the important things in life are. Someone who maybe works less but reads more.