Summary: There are a number of assumptions of what comes with dating a lawyer. Unfortunately, most are incorrect.
Lawyers can be terrific people to date. They are intelligent, professional looking, and have potential to make big bucks. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to date a lawyer? Well, wonder no more. Thanks to LawCrossing and eHarmony, you can gain an understanding of the ten most misguided rationales people have when it comes to dating a lawyer.
If your beliefs are a little like these, you may want to rethink why dating a lawyer is so important to you. Take a look at five of these justifications:
- You think you sound smarter because you are dating a lawyer.
Lawyers are smart. They had to have top grades in college to get into a good law school. There are likely some that are book smart but not street smart. Assuming that you will sound smart when you quote them in your conversations may not always be the case.
- People will be impressed because you are dating a lawyer.
Lawyers are often regarded as a prestigious position. You may think that because you are dating one, that people will hold you in the same prestige. While your family may be particularly happy at having their own in-house counsel, chances are they will be the only ones super impressed.
- Lawyers make a lot of money.
Yes, lawyers have the potential to make a lot of money. They also have a great deal of debt in student loans to pay back. Very few lawyers are able to score high paying jobs right out of law school, and even if they do, the cost of living in the places that pay high salaries is also high, making their salary average. Once a lawyer has been in the field for a number of years, they will be able to secure a high salary that will mean something. Remember that with high salaries come long hours and late nights.
- Lawyers are excellent negotiators.
You may think that because you are dating a lawyer they will be able to negotiate the best deals on everything, including cars and homes. While it is true that lawyers will be able to know when they are being cheated in a legal aspect, not all lawyers are skilled at negotiating.
- Lawyers get invited to fancy events.
Are you hoping that your social life is going to pick up now that you are dating a lawyer? Luckily, lawyers do get to attend a lot of social events. Sometimes clients provide box seats for the game, invitations to grand openings, gold club parties, and more. However, this assumption is only correct when the lawyer has such connections, generally because they work for a law firm that caters to big clients.
There are a lot of assumptions that people have when it comes to dating anyone in a major career. Just keep your mind open when you find someone worth dating who happens to be a lawyer that not all of these assumptions are true but some very well could be.
Do you think dating a lawyer is any different than dating someone of another profession? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
To learn more about what goes into being a successful lawyer, read these articles:
- Two Things Attorneys Must Do to Be Successful
- Being a Successful Attorney Takes More Than Just Hard Work
- Attorneys Need Skill and Energy to Be Successful