Don’t be surprised if the PR girl you’re dating has a type A, proactive approach to your dating plans. If you are in an argument with her, she will have a quick rebuttal with three to five talking points to back up her assertion. PR professionals are used to interviewing clients to extract the key nuggets that differentiate them from their competitors. They will keep digging until they find something they can use as a hook, and then they will dig some more. Expect to receive random screenshots and links of her clients in the media throughout the day. When we aren’t writing, we’re crafting our clients’ brand identities on social media platforms. We spend a lot of time figuring out ways to make segments and pitches more visually appealing to producers and editors, so expect us to do the same with you. ” We constantly have to reassert our position and show our value. Do not mistake her being demanding as her being high maintenance. She is used to being wined and dined If you think you will surprise a PR girl by taking her to the latest, hottest restaurant in town, think again. We think in terms of monthly campaign cycles and client deliverables. We expect the men we date to have a plan so we can see where things are headed. PR people are constantly analyzing and overanalyzing large amounts of information and figuring out how to condense it. If you are dating a woman in PR, don’t be upset if she appears overly critical.
It’s not that you can’t make the plans on your own, it’s just that she has a bigger plan in mind—and she will make it happen. With article titles like “Top 10 Ways to Get a Bright White Smile” or “How to Improve Performance,” you will often have no clue what any of this means or why you are being sent random links. We connect with people digitally the same way we drink water—it’s second nature. Don’t be surprised if your PR girl switches tables at the restaurant to a more “Instagram friendly” location. Don’t be surprised if she asks, “So, where is this going? Because we are so used to this line of questioning from clients, PR girls sometimes let this (accidentally) spill over into relationships. Chances are she was probably retained to do the media dinner and invite influencers to it long before you even knew about it. It’s not that we want to marry you within two dates, it’s just that if we don’t have a plan, we feel like a fish out of water. Even on weekends, she checks her PR Facebook groups to see if editors are looking for sources to meet a last minute deadline. PR women are constantly on the lookout to make their clients’ images better, and it often spills over into their relationships.
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It’s our job to create an end state and reverse engineer it through strategic PR planning. Publicists don’t land clients in national media outlets by sitting quietly. PR girls are well versed in media and train their clients to speak in sound bites as well. For example, if there is breaking news of a train crash because a train conductor has sleep apnea, you may say, “That is so terrible.” She will say, “My client is a sleep apnea specialist and needs to be putting out tips on how to detect the early signs of sleep apnea to prevent future crashes.” While you passively read the news, she is actively thinking about how to insert her client into the story. She is a better lawyer than you are (even though she didn’t go to law school). Often, you may wonder if you are dating a lawyer instead of a publicist. Her idea of five minutes and your idea of five minutes are not the same thing. This is what makes them so successful in their career.So, we start thinking that way about everything else in our lives—including new relationships. Our ability to fight for the client and get people to see our clients in a fresh way is what makes us good at what we do. Even when we’re on vacation, we are always working. We can have 10 different conversations at any given time, and we expect you to be able to do the same. If she asks you a question and your response is longer than two minutes, she is critiquing your response in her head and figuring out how to shorten it. PR people are trained in crisis communications, and their goal is to get the media to see a story from all sides. First dates with a woman who works in PR can feel like forced interrogations. She expects you to be excited when her clients are in the news. Don’t be intimidated if you take her out and five people walk up to her to give her a hug. PR girls do not have trouble voicing their opinions. Publicists are often asked to present 12-month timelines to clients.If you have a date lined up with a woman who works in PR, make sure you read this first. She constantly compares your relationship to client scenarios. While the day-to-day of a PR professional is unstructured, the onboarding of a new client is extremely structured. In order to write strong pitches to editors, she has to have excellent communication and grammatical skills. If you write “your” instead of “you’re” in a text, she will call you out on it. If you two are at dinner and a breaking news story comes out, expect her to drop everything. After you get a client a press placement, they want to know when the next one is coming. Don’t be surprised if this mentality spills over into your relationship. In “TV” time, if you don’t respond to a producer within five minutes, they have already booked a different guest for the segment.It’s our job to take someone’s entire life story and make it “media friendly.” Don’t be surprised if she starts talking about the onboarding phase of your new relationship or about “vision setting” and growth objectives during the first date. The way she responds to news is unlike anything you have ever seen. We constantly have to outdo ourselves and prove our worth to clients, and we like when men do the same for us. Similarly, don’t be surprised if the PR girl you’re dating has already moved on after five minutes. PR girls know what they want and will pull out all the stops to get it.Is every compliment from him about a different body part?
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