10 Rules To Dating A Promoter
Everyone loves a good promoter; they are cheeky, charming, fun and generally good looking. It is easy to fall for their tricks and finding yourself envisioning them not so fully clothed let’s say. However, what happens when you find yourself dating one of these ‘Jack the Lad characters’? Certain rules must be obeyed to avoid becoming the notorious bunny boiler…
Rule one: Accept that flirting is part of the job.
It may be hard and no one likes to think of their date sweet talking to another but it’s a key part of promotion work so the sooner you accept it the better! They’d have difficulty doing well in their job if they couldn’t charm the pants off people and when something is in the job description it’s either do it or you’ll find you’re dating the unemployed. Just sit back, relax and know that it’s all tongue in cheek.
Rule two: Don’t compare yourself to their ‘regulars’.
Most promoters will know the regular crowd and will undoubtedly be on great terms with them, having banter and all the rest, but it is dangerous ground to start wondering if they prefer them to you! When you start dwelling on the fact she has double D’s or he is built like a brick shthouse the jealous sparks will fly and you don’t want to scare them off! Take time to think about the fact they chose YOU to date and not them which is all you need to know.
Rule Three: Don’t become an online stalker
I know it’s tempting to have a cheeky glance at what your dating partner is promoting, not because you’re interested but because you want to see who is going, but don’t! You’ll only make yourself jealous looking at the banter.
Rule Four: See through the act
They may put up a good ‘cheeky chappy’ act but like anyone there is more to them than that! Try and look past the front and see if you like the ‘real’ them as much as their Promoters Act.
Rule Five: Learn to banter
Banter with people and having a laugh is a key part of the job and if you can’t get to grips with the lingo and rules they are likely to get bored and leave you behind! Keep them on their toes with your fun wit as much as they do with you.
Rule six: No stakeouts
You may look good in black spandex and a robber’s mask but keeping an eye on them at work is NOT cool. Trust them to get on with their thing and you get on with yours.
Rule seven: Be ready to be busy
Promoters’ lives are often very busy and pretty much non-stop! So be prepared to fasten your seatbelt and go along with them for the ride if they ask you to.
Rule eight: Learn to nurse
The professionalism may slip every now and then and your Promoter is likely to be a little delicate from time to time. If you can nurse them through their hangover and back to health with a smile on your face, you’re in!
Rule nine: Take some ‘me’ time
It is easy to get caught up in your date’s lifestyle and throw yourself in the deep end but remember to jump off the wagon every now and then and take some time to do what you need to do. If you can learn to balance their fast paced lifestyle with your own it will help you to go a long way.
Rule ten: Just go with it
With these rules you’ll be sure to be the king/queen of dating promoters! But remember at the end of the day it’s all about fun so go and have it! Follow the rules but get out there and enjoy yourself with your date too!
By Paige Taylor