Entrepreneurs are complicated. Creative entrepreneurs are a whole different breed.
Good guys are nice, but the bad boys are more fun; same rule applies for creatives. There is something sexy as hell about them, right?!
Dating someone who is a creative entrepreneur is exciting, spontaneous, intimidating, out-of-the-box, and completely exhilarating. I mean come on, if you are dating an author, you are literally dating that person and all the characters that are in their head. Things can get a little wacky. Can you say “never a dull moment”? Yeah I know. I’m one!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when dating a creativepreneuer,
Don’t be alarmed if you see that the toilet paper, paper towel, or even the wall has been used for a notebook.
Yup, creatives are often writing something: a blog, a book, a song, or even an e-mail. If we don’t write it down, we’ll simply forget.
Dealing with multiple projects is second nature.
Your world will probably most likely become crowded, overwhelmed, and stressful. You may think how in the world can one person juggle this much without having a nervous breakdown. It’s okay, creative entrepreneurs work best in a state of chaos. There is a method to all the madness.
What do you do for a living?
This can be answered one of two ways. Summed up in three words: “I’m an entrepreneur,” or it can go on for days about the different projects they’re involved in. Either way, chances are your creativepreneur love interest is balancing more than just a 9 to 5 and most likely works off of only four hours of sleep or less per night.
I don’t give a F***
A nonchalant attitude can be expected when you’re dating a creativepreneur. I hate to admit it, but we can and usually are selfish assholes who think the world revolves around us and what we’re doing. I mean come on, we create for God’s sake! Anyone who is creating something for the world and the world is paying them in return is going to have an ego. Be prepared for these classic lines: I don’t have time for this, Why you being so sensitive? or the unpopular brutal truth of emotions that come with an argument.
Best in Class
By agreeing to date a creativepreneur be prepared to possibly be playing second to the best. Creatives tend to be really good at several things: cooking, picking out great gifts, playing games, physical romance, making tons of money (by doing less), winning your family over, and even socializing. The life of the party is here and it could be your date.
On the other hand, you could be dating that weird guy/girl that everyone awkwardly stares at when they pass by. They may dress a certain way that’s not up to society’s standards, make nervous gestures or noises, or simple talk like they’re from another century. Either way, people are freaked out around them.
Don’t be alarmed if you call, text, and receive no response for days. Sometimes, creativepreneurs just need alone time. It might just be one of those days weeks. They won’t love you any less or be out with the next person, they’re just creating something awesome.
Business + Life + What?!
Creativepreneurs are good at creating. They may not be so good at everything else that life throws their way. Money, money, taxes . . . financial obligations . . . emotions . . . money . . . Oh, did I mention money? They are so good at so many things, be prepared for them to fall short in an area that will leave you scratching your head, as in, “Really? You can’t or don’t know how to . . . ?”
Addicted to . . . hmmm . . .
Coffee, tea, Red Bull, chocolate. Your creativepreneur is going to have a guilty pleasure. Working twelve to fourteen hours a day requires something to keep you alert and energized.
Our goals are not even in the same book!
Nothing I do is ever good enough or comes close to what you want. No matter your goals, drive, or ambitions, you will feel they are peanuts compared to those of your creativepreneur. Their goals will be out of this world and to you may seem impossible. To them it will be nothing to achieve. They can even be a bit obsessed with success.
Sleep is overrated.
In dating a creativepreneur be prepared to wake up at weird hours of the night. Whether the bright light from their phone is shining in your face, you hear typing on the laptop that was on the nightstand, or they turned the light on to write stuff down, you will be awakened sometime between three and four a.m. because your creativepreneur had a breakthrough. But hey, do I need to spell out what can also happen while you’re already up at that time ;).
PDA + Selfies + the world is your BFF
Dating a creativepreneur in the age of digital media, don’t think you’re going to be the boyfriend/girlfriend behind the scenes that no one sees. Be prepared for plenty of #selfies, PDA moments, photo shoots just for social media, and other crazy randomness. Oh, and their following and fan base will be very interested in your interests; just as much as they are into your creativepreneur’s life, they will want to know what you’re about. Where you going this weekend?; what did you all do for Valentine’s Day?; OMG what did you get for Christmas, your birthday? You guys are so my #relationshipgoals. And of course, you can’t forget that you will have to be their #MCM or #WCW.
xo – Missy