Rather, remember all the advantages to dating an honest, grammar-loving journalist. If e Harmony's "15 Reasons to Date a Reporter" is representative of the site's dating advice, then you should cancel your membership.The story lists 15 very appealing qualities for a significant other, and then mistakenly associates them with journalists.
radar,'" it seems fitting that many reporters (journalists, bloggers, etc.) felt the need to point out how wrong this is."Has e Harmony ever met a reporter," asked Buzz Feed's Rosie Gray.
"15 reasons to date a reporter (none of them are true)," tweeted Alejandro Lazo of "honesty and transparency." When a politician's spokesperson emails you with a statement from his boss, you shouldn't think "oh, great, another honest and straightforward piece of information for my story." Journalists should be skeptical and suspicious, which doesn't exactly help a relationship."Reporters are usually self-employed and have flexible schedules."If your journalist boyfriend is "self-employed," he is a freelancer who doesn't have a steady income.
If he has a "flexible schedule" he's unemployed and/or independently wealthy.
Us journalists know we’re not going to make as much money in the long run as our doctor or engineering friends.
However, we’re passionate about what we do; our work would suffer if we weren’t.
And according to Psychology Today, the average IQ of a journalist is in the 137 to 160 range.
That translates into the top 1 percent to .01 percent, which is on the same intelligence level as lawyers, engineers, and computer science professors.
Basically, journalists are a real catch, and there are many things that we take out of our career that we can also take to a serious relationship. We don’t mess around with deadlines, and our sources tend to take their sweet time getting back to us.
From being able to edit all your papers for you to never running out of things to talk about, journalists are no doubt the best people to date. When we’re assigned a story, we have to be on it immediately and we have to schedule our classes and extracurricular around that interview. We are constantly connected to our phones or laptops, so if you text us asking where we are, you don’t have to worry about us not replying.
You won’t see us so much that you get sick of us, (we’re Journalism is probably one of the least monotonous professions out there, so you aren’t going to get bored with us. Not to mention, we get free press passes into a bunch of cool concerts, shows, etc. (Although we may be slightly disappointed the call was from you and not the source we’ve been trying to get in touch with the past week – sorry!
) So next time you find yourself striking up a conversation with a journalism cutie, don’t let their future salary be the first thing that comes to mind.