This article was written last month, but it's too good not to mention. It was written by Laetitia Redbond and posted on PRDaily.com.
Here are four things you should know about dating a PR pro. (Or in my case...staying married to one.)
1) Our relationships are our top priority.
The fact is, we are people people, inherently social, and we will undoubtedly know at least three times more people in the bar than you do.
2) We’re very positive.
Come to us with a problem, and we will always give you a solution. (But if you don't like something we come up with, give us a solution instead of just being negative.)
There will never be an awkward silence over dinner when we’re around, ever.
3) We know what’s hot and what’s not.
We are very much on the ball in terms of what’s hot or not. We work six months in advance, so we live that way. Early adopters, some might say.
When you think something’s cool, chances are we’ve been there and done that.
4) We’re incredibly efficient.
Returning to the “everybody” of my first point, we have a lot of people to stay in touch with, so we are rather good at organization.
However, this makes for an incredibly packed schedule, so you could find yourself being allocated a time in the ever-present BlackBerry (iPhone) calendar, possibly as a weekend or evening activity.
With that, you are fully briefed on what to expect from your other-half—the good, the bad, and the sometimes-baffling traits of PR people. Treat us well, and you’ll become like a favorite client: We’ll want to spend all our time with you.
Laetitia Redbond is an account executive at Flagship Consulting in London. A version of this story first appeared on the company’s blog.