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.
2. And will try to overcome any objections
Salespeople are taught to be persistent.
3. They’ll communicate frequently, and don’t mind talking on the phone
No endless texting or ghosting. Salespeople answer their calls.
4. If they want to get serious, they won’t be afraid to ask
This is called “asking for the business.”
5. And they always seem to be full of energy
Okay, this is mostly from coffee and energy drinks…
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.
7. And scrolling through their email while muttering under their breath
What do they keep swearing about?
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?
9. Even though they make great money
Expect a fancy dinner on every commission payday
10. They always seem to be busy and a bit stressed out
Have they ever heard of work life balance?
11. But their personalities are usually pretty unique
Salespeople can literally talk to anyone.
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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