Save Have you found yourself biting your lip while you watch the evening news, because you have the hots for an attractive anchor? Do you still have posters up in your bedroom or man cave of your favorite model or actress?
At some point, we all fantasize about a celebrity. But would you actually want to date this person if the opportunity presented itself? I work with some pretty well know folks on a regular basis, and they face some unique dating challenges as a result of being in the public eye.
Before you date a public figure, you need to take a few things into consideration. You will also need to follow some tips for success. I was talking to a guy the other day who was lamenting about this very issue. He described two main dating issues that he faces: First, people have formed opinions about him before they even have a chance to speak to him and really get to know him.
He also finds that a lot of people throw themselves at him because he is well known and, as you can imagine, this can be flattering but also rather annoying. I have some advice for these folks and for those who find themselves dating high-profile partners. I can see where this is true for national celebrities. But believe it or not, these same issues hold true for local celebrities, including news anchors, radio personalities, government officials, business owners and elite executives.
People recognize them when they are out in public, people make assumptions about their personalities or beliefs based on media or other rumors, and some might even go out of their way to get attention from these high profile figures. So what should a localebrity do to find a more normal dating life? Here are a few tips: Date other localebrities This is one of the rare instances where we can get some good advice from Katy Perry. You can meet other localebrities through your own circles or through a professional matchmaker who can pair you with other high profile individuals.
Have confidence in who you are, not what you are I would argue that this is the most important one. Embrace it, repeat it over and over, write it on your bathroom mirror in lipstick—whatever you need to do.
Date people with shared passions In that same Katy Perry interview, she actually talks about her successful relationships with non-famous people. Despite her very public missteps with a few famous gents, she gives some pretty good advice to all of you celebs who are considering dating us commoners: The key word here is briefly.
In the same way that people may obsessively ask you questions about your work, some localebrities are just as guilty of using it as a crutch when dating. These conversations might sound pretty basic, but they can help establish a good start to the relationship.
Make time for dating When you have a high-profile job, you are likely a busy person. You might not want to use outlets like online dating, where your reputation will definitely attract too much attention and you will waste a lot of time setting up dates. Again, stick to your social circles, or consider a service that can help you find compatible singles and work them into your schedule.
Remember, local celebrities deserve romance as much as anyone else and should be able to find love without sacrificing privacy. You can send me an email via the link below. And for anyone out there who is thinking about dating a celeb, make sure that you are prepared for potential adaptations to your own lifestyle, and try to avoid letting preconceptions or delusions of grandeur go to your head.
Have a story about dating into fame or struggling with relationships in the public eye? Email me at MeetRight1 gmail.