Monday, October 27, 2014
Why Dating is the Ultimate Job Search...
Posted by saaara
But now I think: who the fuck cares? What's so wrong with wanting to be with someone? Why do we put so much pressure on each other to embrace being single? Would we ever think our friends were crazy or pathetic for aggressively going after a career they wanted? Hell no. We'd think they were ambitious and driven and badass. And at the end of the day, the person you choose to spend the rest of your life with is a way more important decision than what you choose to do for a living.
So...that got me thinking. What if more people treated dating like the ultimate job search? Stay with me. I don't want to hear that it doesn't sound very romantic. Newsflash: DATING IS NOT ROMANTIC anyway. I also don't want to hear that relationships are supposed to happen naturally. Would you ever apply the same logic to your career? Consider this conversation:
Me: I really want to get hired at a fortune 500 company.
You: That's super cool Saaara. Have you been letting people know that's what you're interested in?
You: Well, have you been sending out resumes and going on interviews?
Me: No. I just want it to happen organically.
You: What the fuck are you talking about?
Me: I'm kind of hoping it'll just fall into my lap.
You: You're going to be homeless and unemployed.
See what I did there? So, if you're single and really, truly, want someone in your life-- then what if for the next, say, three months, you go after a bf or gf the same way you'd go after your dream job? There's no shame in your game. And if in three months you still haven't met anyone worth pursuing, then consider the silver lining: you'll have a bunch of funny stories you can contribute to the BLOW OFF! Guys, this also comes with a money back guarantee.... cause you didn't even to have pay for this advice in the first place. You're. Welcome.