If you're ready to put yourself out there and see where love takes you, it's time to start spreading the news. When you find that special someone who you just click with on different levels, walking away would be foolish. If the thought of someone putting pen to paper to express her feelings for you sounds incredibly sweet and romantic, why not choose to become exclusive with a journalist?
Recent studies show how writing can improve your emotional and physical health — and we're willing to bet that falling for these connoisseurs of the written word will be one of the greatest things to happen to your love life.
If you're prepared for your spicy romance to make headlines, check out these eight compelling reasons to let a journalist be your only subscriber.
1. They're Not Afraid To Take Risks
Being a journalist is all about using any means necessary to not only find the perfect story but to back it up with credible sources. In a survey conducted by Bliss Integrated, 2/3 of the journalists questioned stated that they would rather "get thoroughly vetted statistics rather than preliminary data more quickly". Getting the information right is more important than getting the information right now. Her sheer determination to get all of the facts straight in spite of any backlash she may face is a great reflection of her ambitious (and honest) nature. When it comes to your relationship, you won't have to worry about scaring him or her off with those rumors of your past; they would rather get to know you first before making any hasty decisions.
What's sexier than someone who loves a good challenge?
2. Their IQ Is Above Normal
According to Jonathan Wai of Psychology Today, the average IQ of a journalist falls between the 137 to 160 range, which translates into the top 1 percent to .01 percent; this places journalists on the same intelligence level as other respected professions such as the top performing lawyers, engineers, academics, computer science professors, etc. He also went on to say that "If the top 5 percent are the normal smart, then the top 1 percent are the super smart and the top .01 percent are the scary smart." If you like a partner who is absurdly brilliant and can definitely hold their own when it comes to debates, form an orderly line.
3. They're Great Listeners
Being attentive is practically embedded into the job description. As your date is trained to read between the lines, knowing when to interject or simply listen comes easily to them. In fact, being understanding when having a heart to heart is their specialty. If they're really the one, you can trust that your secrets will be off the record.
4. They're Emotionally And Physically Healthy
You know how an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, so does writing, says science. From less visits to the doctor to being able to recover from tramatic events better, your partner is doing wonders for their mental and physical health by writing. James W. Pennebaker, a researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, found that expressive writing can improve health. By being able to assess their feelings in writing, your partner can evaluate their life and move forward instead of obsess. Plus, in a 2005 study, participants who wrote about emotional events were significantly more likely to have fewer illnesses. They had lower blood pressure and better liver functionality. Who doesn't want a strong partner inside and out — especially when times get tough?
5. They're Experts At Multitasking
Thirty-one percent of journalists surveyed by Bliss Integrated indicated that they are in charge of three distinct media channels (i.e. social media platforms, websites, print) while 17 percent reported that they are responsible for five. The fact that your partner is a pro at multitasking means that they're more than capble of balancing work and her relationship. After a long and stressful day at the office, he or she will be more than happy to pencil you in for some much needed TLC.
6. They're Outgoing
As a journalist, a large portion of her day is spent contacting sources for interviews or inspiration for her next article. They're great at making conversation with strangers (how else would she score exclusive details on trending topics?). You won't have to be nervous about introducing this confident social butterfly to your family and friends; whether they're an introvert or extrovert, they'll be ecstatic to take the next step because she knows how much it means to you. They'll be the life of the party; being outgoing as well as open-minded is a part of their charm.
7. They're Creative
Whether it's brainstorming a clickable headline, finding new story ideas or taking a fresh spin on an event, journalists are constantly crafting interesting, clever stories. And this way with words extends out of the newsroom, too. Whether they write you love letters, funny texts or birthday cards, you can guarantee it'll be one-of-a-kind.
8. They're Plugged In
As busy as he or she may be with her job, you'll have no problem getting a hold of your significant other. They're social media-savvy, always checking their email and phones. Always. Their job is all about communication, so you can count on your lady or gent to be there when you need them.
9. They're Not Money-Obsessed
Gold diggers? Addicted to money? No way. If you've ever seen salary reports by profession, you'll know journalists aren't in it to get rich. Instead, they're passionate about what they do. But that's not to say they don't enjoy some of the free perks. They'll surely bring home some cool freebies from PR companies and invites to events, parties and movie screenings. Plus one, much?
What do you love about journalists? Tell us in the comments below.