We pride ourselves on truth-telling, fairness and accuracy, so don’t be scared if we reach for a spotlight and a lie detector.
That won’t be the end of it, though – when you’re dating a journalist, you’ll almost certainly end up being the subject of one of our pieces. We are pretty busy creatures, what with all those press conferences and networking events – and maybe even a crime scene or two.
We don’t take shit from anyone, so don’t lie to us or give a load of bullshit.
We spend all day separating fact from fiction, listening to PR cronies and dealing with slimy politicians.
They can be very busy though and over committed to their work and often journalists (especially younger ones) like to get a FWB or Friend with benefits as it fits better with their chaotic lifestyles.If you’re reading this article you’re probably a.) Dating a journalist, b.) Wanting to date a journalist or c.) You are a journalist and want to know what others think about dating you (and of course you want to know if this article holds true and factual for journalism and self validation purposes). For the benefit of definition (and adding more words to my word count), a journalist may either be doing one of the five types of journalism mainly: Investigative, News, Reviews, Columns or Feature Writing. A journalist (well at least for me) is a creative, intelligent and sexy person with sometimes crazy thoughts, feelings and idiosyncrasies. Well of course we already know the literal meaning, but you’re probably wondering what “sort” of person a journalist is. First I would describe what comes at the top of my head when I hear the word JOURNALIST. But journalists aren’t like the bimbos you usually pick up at the bar.Sure, we’ll act surprised when you eventually tell us you starred in German porn as a freshman in college — but we already knew. 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. Absolutely — but that confidence is what makes your heart go pitter-patter.