9 Things A Job Hunt Can Teach You About Dating


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In my search for a job, I've learned a thing or two about dating.

6. If you don't hear back after a week, move on. Refreshing your inbox over and over again gets tiring, and there are plenty of other guys and opportunities out there. Rejection hurts, but as we all know, the best way to get over a failed interview is to find a better one and rock it. Don't get hung up on that one guy who disappeared without warning. You'll forget about him as soon as you find one who will call you up for a second date. 

7. Remember to have fun while paying your dues. Despite enjoying my free time during unemployment, I would rather have spent the last year gainfully employed than doing unpaid internships and freelance work. For an ambitious twentysomething like me, writing articles from my parents' house is far from glamorous, but it's better than sitting around in hope that things will magically change. Doing unpaid internships taught me a lot about patience and exposed me to different types of managers, and now I feel more equipped for future employment. Dating's the same way; nothing's more frustrating than going through multiple breakups and awkward dates when you just want to find love. Once you attain your goal, though, you'll think back on how many good stories you got from those experiences. No matter how routine it feels, dating is never pointless, so hang in there!


8. Don't take dry periods too personally. If it were up to me, I wouldn't have graduated from college in the middle of an economic recession, but alas, I was born in the mid-1980s so things just worked out that way. Finding work is challenging in times like these, but the circumstances aren't worth getting hung up on. On that note, a stalled love life isn't going to last forever either, so don't get depressed if your job hunt or dating life is in a rut right now.

9. Don't give up. You are more than your job and your relationship status. 6 Reasons To Savor Being Single

What other job-related advice do you think applies to dating?

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