Things You Should Know Before Dating a Journalist
Here we go again, and I have to talk about the noble profession of journalism. Well, it is necessary because I want to give a lot more insight into our business and how dating a journalist indeed looks like. As a journalist, I am sometimes tempted to be biased when writing about the profession.
However, the ethics of journalism does not permit that under any circumstances. So I pledge to be credible, balanced, and professional as possible. Well, that said; let me go straight to the point. Journalists are a class of wonderful people. We stand by the truth, nothing but the truth.
Also, he or she uncovers hidden secrets and disseminates information to make the world a better place to live. But dating us can be a little difficult. You need to be understanding, make sacrifices, and compromises. To cut a long story short, let me take you through some of the pros and cons when dating a journalist.
Pros of Dating a Journalist
1. Our Communication Skills is Top-Notch
Have you ever wondered how we could get all the damning information that provokes national discussions and awakens people’s conscience? It is due to our communication skills. With our skills, we let the deaf and dumb speak. We can convince you to spill out information without any torture done by cops.
So, when it comes to communicating with our partner, it is an easy task. Hence, we have a lot of things to talk about, be it social or political issues and not forgetting personal information. Thus, having a partner with great communication skills can always enhance the relationship. As a result, you can solve issues quicker.
2. Easy to Adapt any Condition
We undergo various stress and conditions to get the information we sell out there. This is even worse for investigative journalists. So, some of them have to go undercover for years living like a puppet to get the needed information.
Nonetheless, we can easily adapt to any conditions life presents us as we set on getting the information we require. It is possible to translate this trait into our personal lives. Also, we wouldn’t expect our partner to provide us heaven on earth to be with them. We can still enjoy that weak mattress with bedbugs.
3. We Don’t Joke With Time
Time is of the essence because when it’s gone, it can never be retrieved. Every journalist knows the value of time, and we live up to it. We have deadlines to meet, and we know that that the 6 am news won’t wait because we have not submitted our story. So, when we tell you to meet us at the café at 8 pm, don’t report at 8:05 pm. If we can’t fulfill an appointment, we make sure to inform you earlier to prevent any disappointment.
4. We Know How to Relate to ALL Class of People
If our assignment demands, we wear a suit and tie to cover a business meeting or interview a top class CEO. We can meet the mark likewise when we need to dress in t-shirt and shorts to interview rural folks. We can relate to all sorts of people, even criminals if the need be. So, you don’t have to be in fancy clothing to impress your journalist partner. We love you just the way you are.
5. We are Patient, Tolerant and Flexible
Patience, tolerance, and flexibility is the trait of every journalist. Without these three qualities, you can’t be a better journalist. Also, it doesn’t matter if it will take us a year to get hold of information; we have the patience to wait. We can tolerate forms of provocations and are very flexible when dealing with people. So, if you don’t want a partner with these three qualities, what else do you want?
6. We are Independent People
Let me end with the pros by saying, if you want to date an independent person, try a reporter. Because, journalists are independent kind of people. Well, at the office we sometimes work in teams to get a job done, but that doesn’t affect our independence. So, we can take care of ourselves without having to rely on any other person.
Cons of Dating a Journalist
1. Dating a Journalist means Busy Schedules
Our busy schedules and working around the clock to meet deadlines can affect attention we need to give you. Sorry, but breaking a story may be more important to us than helping you prepare breakfast or fix your hair.
2. We Poke Our Nose Where it Doesn’t Belong
We show concern in everything, no matter the risk involved. The abandoned project rusting away, which has become a waste of public funds is our business; the illegal trading is our business, the shortfalls in the healthcare systems claiming life is our business, as well as the corruption putting a drain on the purse. Hence, we poke our nose into everything, and that can be very dangerous for our loved ones and us.
3. We Can Investigate You
The difference between a police investigator or FBI and a journalist is that the two are allowed to use weapons on duty, but a journalist does not. If we can investigate people, why not you. Don’t try to hide anything from us because we will find out. Your secret is not safe when you are dating a journalist.
4. We can be Manipulative
This is another trait of every journalist, but we use it discretionally. So we can manipulate people to get the information what we need. Also, don’t forget that most of the stories we do are to provoke the conscience of people.