Agreed with the others with him needing to see you develop and become more financially compatible. Financial disparity can really cause issues in a marriage, even though in a fairytale world we'd have this prince charming who will take care of us, in reality...if he has to pick you up when you fall down all the time, that might not be something he is willing to do unless he can see that you're going to turn things around in the future. I would definitely be working on self improvement right now so you know that within 3-5 years you can be earning as much as he does and with some job security. If you two are to share a life together, that is important.