5 things to know about dating a journalist
We don’t have a timetable – news can break at any given time, so our partners need to get on board with this.
We might be meeting you for a lunch date, but if our editor is on the phone pressing for us to cover a recent story, even you can’t get in the way of that.
My boyfriend is often asked what it’s really like to date a journalist. We’re really nosy We’re all competing for exclusives, sources and scoops, so we ask a lot of questions.
But, as a professional journalist, I loved it so much that I stole it for myself, with all credit to Ok, here we go: Five things you should know before dating a journalist By Tom Chambers So, you’ve been eyeing that smart, attractive journalist you’re lucky enough to know personally. No, journalists are different beings (which is why you’re attracted to them in the first place), and you should realize — before jumping in — that this isn’t going to be a run-of-the-mill, boring, lame relationship you’re used to. We can pick up on subtleties, so what you think you are hiding from us won’t be hidden for long.As Arthur Schopenhauer, the German philosopher, notoriously said: “Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark”.