Whether we work in fashion PR, lifestyle PR or even entertainment or consumer PR, our dating lives always seem to be part of some funny reality show. Though we all wish our love lives would be a part of a romantic comedy instead, the truth of the matter is, us PR girls are easy to figure out…if you can read between the lines. Here is some info we wish guys would know on how to date a PR girl and have her falling head over (Prada) heels in love.
1. We over-analyze everything
We’re used to reading, and re-reading client and supervisor emails all day. We proofread about 100 times before we hit the send button, and every email that we receive gets picked apart and dissected so that we can make sure we know what the message is. That being said, any guy should know that we will pick apart every text, every phone call and every date that involves you. This is not necessarily a good trait, we know that, but it is the truth. So here’s a tip for guys out there… be open and honest and upfront from the start! We are PR girls, so we know when we’re getting played and when we should not trust you.
2. We expect you to make the first move
This doesn’t just apply to the first kiss, it applies to everything else as well. We take and give orders all the time at work, so when it comes to our personal life we want to just take the full back seat and be surprised We love being wined and dined, (who doesn’t) and as PR girls we want to believe that chivalry is not dead. Send us a text, shoot us an email, or better yet, pick up the phone and call us! Either way, we want to hear from you and see you make the effort first.
3. We will be bossy from time to time
The PR industry is stressful and demanding, and so it’s in our nature to be that way outside of work as well. While we won’t be overly demanding or needy, we will tell you what we want. We will be upfront and honest, just like we expect you to be, and we won’t be afraid to tell you what we like and don’t like. PR requires us to be strong, independent women, and that will translate into us trying to be a little bit bossy with you. Don’t worry though, we also love to be cuddled and doted on at the same time, so take note.
4. We love to have fun
We work all the time, which means we love to go on adventurous dates and take part in spontaneous activities. After the third date, dinner gets boring. Take us sightseeing in the city, or driving around in the suburbs! The more excitement the better… after all, every day is an adventure in the PR world.
5. We are hard workers
We work hard for our clients, which means we will work hard to make the relationship work with you. Yes, we may get caught up in the office every now and then but we will never forget to pay special attention to our date nights. We know how important our personal relationships are and we work hard to never lose sight of that. We always put all of our effort into everything we do, and whether it is a client project or building a relationship, we never want to let anyone down.
6. We enjoy a challenge
From unexpected editor meetings, to a last minute change in plans, the PR girl is never caught off guard. However, we do love to be challenged, and have our minds do a little work. Everyone likes a game, and when it comes to dating, we have to admit; we like the challenge. Things that come too easy to us don’t feel as satisfying as things that we work hard for. This doesn’t mean that our guy should be completely unreadable, but it does mean we like the mysterious, bad boy thing just a teeny bit.
7. We are genuine
I saved the best one for last. PR girls are the most genuine, caring and well-rounded girls out there. (And I’m not just saying that because I’m biased!) Our passions and work are important to us, as are the people in our lives. We never give up on something and will fight until the end to make other people happy. We know how important it is to please our clients, and that is ultimately our goal for the guys in our lives. PR girls are always the ones to put other people’s needs before their own, and any guy who wants to date a fabulous PR girl should feel lucky to have that opportunity, because we really are fabulous!
Nicole is a 21-year-old public relations student at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. She currently works part-time at Rubenstein Public Relations in Manhattan as a publicist intern, and does freelance work on the side. She hopes to work full-time for a New York City PR agency, and besides enjoying the life of a busy PR girl, she loves to shop, cook, read and explore all of New York City.View all Nicole Botsaris posts.