Early on, I scoffed when I was told men see dating as a job interview. How could finding love be similar to finding a job?
But then a guy recited his resume to me. I learned where and when he went to school, his major, and a litany of his jobs, including dates and companies.
Since then I see the job interview parallel is more on target than I originally thought. I am dismayed when a potential suitor has not reviewed my profile before calling or meeting, so asks me things I've been clear about in my profile. As an employer, I would not be keen on someone who shows up for a job interview without reviewing the ad or job description.
If he shows up late or unkempt, I am also not impressed. If he talks too much about what he wants without asking what I want, or ignores my offering what I'm looking for, then we aren't a fit. Just like a job interview, there needs to be give and take on what is needed to be a good match.
I wonder if men would approach their next job interview with the same cavalierness that they do dating? If so, I can understand why some stay single for so long.
Today I have a lunch date. I have visited his web site, read his bio, and printed his profile. I'll review it before I leave so I can be conversant on important things in his life. Let's see if he does the same. 🙂