Five things to know before dating a journalist
But journalists aren’t like the bimbos you usually pick up at the bar.We don’t take shit from anyone, so don’t lie to us or give a load of bullshit. At some point, you will be a topic: Either through a feature story or an opinion column, something you do or say will be a subject. Consider it a compliment, even if we’re arguing against you in print.You don’t do that unless you’re confident, even egotistical.You may have some great journal entries, poems and rudimentary short stories — good for you.San Diego journalist Tom Chambers aims his warnings to women primarily, but they could apply both ways."Journalists aren’t like the bimbos you usually pick up at the bar," he says. We carry those same attributes into our relationships, making it an extremely fun ride well worth the price of admission.
Nor does the fact that you “wrote some poems in high school” or that one day you want to pen “the great American novel.”Our words go through three or four cranky editors who make us rewrite before it’s printed a few hundred thousand times and distributed all over town.
We spend all day separating fact from fiction, listening to PR cronies and dealing with slimy politicians. We have a strong, working knowledge of how the world works. We can delve into the intricacies of zoning laws, local and national politics, where to find the good restaurants, what’s happening with pop culture, where the good bands are playing and more. Guaranteed, when you say ‘towards,’ we will automatically say ‘toward’ — ‘towards’ is not a word.