• February 11, 2021

The (Real) Ups and Downs of Dating a Salesperson

The (Real) Ups and Downs of Dating a Salesperson

Valentine’s Day is this weekend, which means we’re being inundated with an endless stream of digital ads for flowers, candy, cards, and a handful of articles covering how the pandemic will affect this year’s Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t made any special plans for you and your significant other yet, it might be time to start planning.

As a sales-focused company, we’ve written about dating (and not dating) a salesperson before, and we welcome both sides of that discussion. But this year, we wanted to talk about the real highs and lows of dating someone in sales, as strange as they may seem.

Here are the real ups and downs of dating someone who works in sales:

1. They’ll usually work hard to pursue you 

Cold-calling (and being rejected) are great practice for the dating world.

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2. And will try to overcome any objections 

Salespeople are taught to be persistent.

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3. They’ll communicate frequently, and don’t mind talking on the phone 

No endless texting or ghosting. Salespeople answer their calls.

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4. If they want to get serious, they won’t be afraid to ask 

This is called “asking for the business.”

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5. And they always seem to be full of energy 

Okay, this is mostly from coffee and energy drinks…

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6. But after a while, you’ll wonder why they’re always checking their phone

Over dinner, at the movies, while sitting at a red light. It’s not ideal.

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7. And scrolling through their email while muttering under their breath 

What do they keep swearing about?

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8. And why they come home late almost every other night 

That’s three times in one week! Don’t you people have a schedule?

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9. Even though they make great money

Expect a fancy dinner on every commission payday

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10. They always seem to be busy and a bit stressed out 

Have they ever heard of work life balance?

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11. But their personalities are usually pretty unique 

Salespeople can literally talk to anyone.

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12. So if you can handle the demands of their job, you should consider giving them a chance  

They’re charming, hard-working, and ambitious. Why not try it out!?

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