Five things to know before dating a journalist

We spend all day separating fact from fiction, listening to PR cronies and dealing with slimy politicians.

If you make us do the same with you, you’re just gonna piss us off. We’ll respond with the vengeance of an Op-Ed page railing against society’s injustices — and we’ll enjoy doing it.

Understand, we’re paid to dig deep, find the secrets and wade through bullshit.

We can pick up on subtleties, so what you think you are hiding from us won’t be hidden for long.

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....

In 2010, food, travel and lifestyle journalist Charyn Pfeuffer swapped her Black Berry for a backpack.

Nor are they the blondes you men continually fall for.

So, you’ve been eyeing that smart, attractive journalist you’re lucky enough to know personally. But journalists aren’t like the bimbos you usually pick up at the bar.

Visions of Clark Kent taking off the glasses and ripping off his clothes to reveal a perfectly toned body in blue spandex coming to save you run through your head.

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.

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