Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Art of Working Hard & Trying To Date

While trying to have careers, celebrities often indulge in having a love life too. Sometimes their relationships turn into decades of marriage, such as in Jada and Will Smith's case. However, sometimes relationships and breakups turn into a huge public mess, such as in Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran's case.

On March 28th, 2015 we were able to get a little peek into the affect that dating Chris Brown has had on Karrueche. She gladly accepted an interview with Iyanla Vanzant, who wasted no time getting straight to the point. Before meeting him, she was an aspiring actress and model. After meeting and starting a relationship with Chris, Karrueche became famous by association. Throughout their relationship she has faced public humiliation by him leaving her for a second chance with Rihanna, him cheating, more humiliation via social media, and as of recently him having a baby with another woman. The baby was too much for Karrueche to handle, so she finally called it quits.

One major factor stood out in the interview. Everyone knows who she is and how her love life has gone. Even when looking for job opportunities, her name has been recognized. If you pay attention to social media, then it's widely known that people don't like her. They don't like her for being the woman that came after Rihanna and they don't like her because she didn't leave Chris after he embarrassed her the first 50 million times. As a celebrity in Hollywood, this is only a tiny setback for Karrueche, but what about those of us working regular jobs that take up a lot of our time? What if we (well me) used the work office as an another avenue to find love?

Recently I asked a question in a Facebook group about having a crush on a co-worker and if I should speak to him. The majority of the people who replied said no. Only one person said to go for it. Most said that it would make the work environment awkward if things didn't work out. Another person threw in the part where most young people don't have longterm relationships and that would be risky too. There was also the part about some jobs having policies about co-workers dating.

From Karrueche to the regular work environment it's clear that trying to combine your personal needs with people that can potentially affect your money is not a good idea. However, then how exactly does a busy working woman meet and gain and intimate relationship with a man? All of the hang-out places that pop up in your head are also bad ideas for trying to meet men because most aren't meeting women in those places for potential longterm relationships.

That would only leave trying to date through social media for a woman like me. Social media is a scary place to meet a man.