The Pros and Cons of Dating a Blogger


Dating a blogger

I do feel for the men I’ve dated over the last few years. As a blogger, a lot of my life revolves around my online presence, and I know this can be a little intrusive at times, to say the least. It’s rare that I eat a plate of avocado on toast without posting a picture to Instagram first, and my children are endlessly frustrated by what they call my ‘satellite delay’ – that time between them asking me a question and me registering it, looking up from Twitter, and replying.

That said, there are definitely perks as well. My kids don’t seem to mind too much, for example, when the free stuff arrives for them, or when we head off on an exciting outing.

If you’re thinking about dating a blogger, here are some of the pros and cons that you might want to think about:

  • You get free stuff depending on the type of blog – this might not be such a draw if you’re a man dating a beauty blogger, unless you’re particularly into lip gloss.
  • You’ll be forever at the post office, picking up all those parcels of free stuff that your blogger missed because they were out at the opening of a new vegan cupcake cafe. Plus you’ll have to check before you move/eat anything, in case it needs photographing first.
  • You might get to go on mini breaks. I’ve deliberately focused on making UK travel a key part of my blog, because who doesn’t love a country house mini break?
  • You won’t actually get to relax on your mini break of course, because your blogger will be busy making you take pictures of them in their new shoes against an interesting brick wall, and then asking you for your opinion on different image filters.
  • You’ll learn transferrable skills. Digital is big business, and you’ll probably pick up lots of tips that you can casually drop in at work to sound like you’ve been doing some kind of self-directed learning in the evening. ‘Yeah guys, we should definitely use a tool like Bufferapp for maximising efficiency by scheduling our social content in advance.’
  • You won’t be able to say anything stupid, for fear that it will form the basis of a blog post called ‘17 stupid things partners say’, that then goes viral and gets read by your boss.
  • If it’s what they do for a living, then work is more flexible for your blogger, so they’re more likely to be around for spontaneous weekday lunchtime picnics or cheeky Wednesday lie-ins.
  • They ignore you for 10 minutes on that spontaneous picnic because a PR has sent them an exciting email and they want to reply straight away, just in case.
  • Other people will comment online about how nice they look in their latest outfit, proving what a catch you secured and generally making you feel ace about yourself.
  • Other people will comment online about how nice they look in their latest outfit, making you secretly jealous, as you wish that sometimes things could be just about the two of you, rather than some dude on Twitter that neither of you have ever met.

Jo Middleton is a mum to two girls and an experienced internet dater. Read more from Jo on her award winning blog, Slummy single mummy or follow her on Twitter for more bite sized updates.

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