5 things you should know before dating a journalist
We rearranged our schedules for that week in order to make time for you, and we don't take that lightly. We know how to ask just the right questions to get the answers we want without you having a clue what we're after. While it might be cute at first when you ask us how to spell something, after the fifth time you use “your” instead of “you're” in a text, we won't be able to hold our tongues.We've had to go around stubborn sources all our professional lives, so a simple “Where were you last Saturday? I'm not going to say it should be required that SOs of journalists read the AP stylebook, but I can think of quite a few incentives for a properly placed comma.
Your summer vacations aren't actually going to be a vacation. It's not enough to shake someone's hand and chat for two minutes. Follow-up emails are key if you don't hear back; don't be nervous to reach out more than once.Don't let anyone make you feel like you're not talented. This is bound to make you clash with a professor at some point.Recently, while I was talking with one of my best friends, we both discovered something: We're difficult to date.If you're ready to put yourself out there and see where love takes you, it's time to start spreading the news.When you find that special someone who you just click with on different levels, walking away would be foolish.This is not because we're not nice or because we “play the game.” We're difficult to date because we're journalists.
Journalists can be intimidating, scatter-brained and slightly neurotic at times.
In the same sense, we won't be able to “Netflix and chill” because whatever we're watching probably requires a focused mind. So, we haven't talked to you because it's for your own safety. We'll want a drink without even knowing we want a drink. We've had to write about things in the world that are so dark, no one else wants to think about them. In our minds, we're doing what we have to do to get the job done. The DFW Metroplex wasn't dusty enough for Haley Britzky, so she moved to Lubbock, TX, to pursue a degree in Journalism at Texas Tech University.
Inspired by Tom Chambers' 5 things you should know before dating a journalist. As you are not a client on the mailing list, I am afraid you are not going to be treated like a VIP. While you're slaving away at the computer, she's either with clients or setting up appointments, writing blogs, updating her website. But you can bribe your way into getting an occasional massage by cooking an amazing meal or organising a fabulous all inclusive holiday (and make sure there's a spa in the hotel! A massage therapist works in the services industry so taking extra work home is not the most appealing of options.
The 24-hour news cycle creates a constant need for stories to be published and released to the public on time.
Here's why a journalist is definitely your type.
In a survey conducted by Bliss Integrated, 2/3 of the journalists questioned stated that they would rather "get thoroughly vetted statistics rather than preliminary data more quickly".