So far we have talked about the pros and cons of dating a student, a musician and a chef, but now it is time to talk about the pros and cons of dating a writer. Writers and journalists are some of the most intellectual and self-disciplined people around, but they can also be eccentric and, well… poor! People who write tend not to do so for the money, and are famous for being creative, but frugal, which can be a bonus if you’re up for the challenge. So let’s get right down to it.
- Writers are incredibly well reasoned, and know how to express themselves. You’ll always have clarity on what you’re doing and it’ll make arguments and discussions 100x more interesting.
- Successful writers have lots of opportunity to travel and get to attend interesting events, festivals and talks. Plus one invites probably aren’t a concrete reason to date someone, but it’s definitely a perk.
- Writers love to read. Reading is a bit of lost skill these days, but people who love to read are often quiet, sincere, developed and have interesting conversation.
- Writers tend to be well clued in on all aspects of the arts, including music, film and theatre. If you love the cultural side of life, someone who writes would be your dream date.
- Writers do spend the majority of their time working from home. If you want home to be a work-free zone, this could cause conflict.
- Writing is a stressful business because it’s all in the mind. This means that writers generally like having silence or space to work. You may need to get used to not seeing them very much while they work on their latest project.
- If you’re asked to read or help edit a piece of their work, it can be difficult not to be critical. Being honest without causing an argument can lead to strain in your relationship. It might be best to steer clear of having opinions on their professional work at all.
- Writers don’t make a lot of money, unless they end up being a bestseller. Things will be tight at times!
So, what do you think? Yay? Nay? Maybe?