11 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Workaholic

Workaholics can be pretty intense – they’re always on the go, trying to do a million things at once, and never fully satisfied. So dating us can be a challenge for anybody who’s a little more relaxed and laid back. But if you can deal with the intensity, dating us could be the best decision you’ll ever make.

But there are a few things you should know about us before taking the plunge and getting too involved:

  1. It’s very hard for us to just chill out and relax. Our idea of relaxing is different than yours. For us, the most relaxing we can do it to be productive. Sitting around doing nothing is actually kind of stressful for us. Don’t worry, we can definitively sit and watch a movie with you – once in awhile. Just don’t feel disappointed if it’s not something we want to do too often. It’s got nothing to do with you, it’s just that sitting in one place for too long is really hard for us.
  2. And please don’t be offended if we’re checking our e-mail or other apps while we’re with you. We’re not trying to be rude, and we’re not carrying on conversations with someone we’re cheating on you with. We’re usually just checking on something for work, because multitasking is what we do. We won’t be able to fully pay attention to you if we’re not paying attention to two other things at the same time. It’s hard to explain…
  3. Our careers are at the center of our lives. It doesn’t mean that you’re not super important to us – that’s not it at all. In fact, we’ll probably talk a lot about work because we’re excited about it, and the more we like you, the more we’ll want to share it with you. But please don’t get frustrated when we “can’t leave work at the office” – working 9 to 5 is foreign to us; our careers are part of our DNA.
  4. We’re very goal-driven. We like to feel like we’ve accomplished things, so we set goals in virtually every aspect of our lives, and then we like to see them completed. Some people might think we’re anal, but we just need to know we’re working toward something.
  5. And we’re really competitive. So if you suggest that we play a game of Scrabble, race to the other end of the park, or see who can hold their breath underwater the longest, expect that we’re going to play to win.
  6. We like to schedule things in advance. We’re like hawks when it comes to the clock – we like to know what’s coming up next, and we hate being late to anything, so we usually never are. We’ll expect the same from you, so please try to be on time when we’re supposed to go out.
  7. At the same time, we’re super spontaneous. It might sound like a contradiction, but even though we like to maintain a schedule, if an idea pops into our heads that we like (which will be often, because we’re always thinking about three things at once), we’re going to want to do it right now.
  8. If you come to us with a problem, expect us to try and solve it. We understand that people like to just vent sometimes, and that’s fine. But we may not be the best choice of people to vent to. To us, problems are meant to be solved, not just talked about.
  9. We’re not big “phone people.” Don’t be offended if we txt more than call you, or hurry off the phone when you call us. It’s not that we don’t want to talk to you, it’s just that being on the phone for too long is hard for us, because we hate only doing one thing at a time.
  10. We’re going to talk to you about work – a lot. We love it, and we’re going to want to share it with you. Talking about the excitements of our career is super exciting to us!
  11. We’re really passionate and emotional. If we like you, we really like you. If we believe strongly in something, we’re going to defend it vigorously. Don’t be surprised if react more emotionally to things than you’d expect us to. And don’t be afraid by how into you we are, and just enjoy the ride – the best part about dating a Type A personality is that we’ll fill your life with more passion and excitement than anyone else ever could!