Dating is like job hunting

Hinata And Naruto DateIt just struck me. I don't know if that was something obvious that everybody knew, but I need to make a note.

Dating is exactly like job hunting. You end up browsing ads, going to blind dates, expecting the person across you will be suitable for you. But they rarely are.

You get disappointed as everything looks great on the outside but once you meet them better you start to realize there is a lot to be desired. But then you stick around because you think you have no other options.

Same thing with jobs.

But in fact everything is very simple as you need to know only two things.

You need to recognize when something is good for you.

And you need social connections. Best dates (jobs) come from your own circle of friends.

And wow, I am getting married in 3 days :)


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  1. Tay
    Oct 10th, 2011 5:07 AM

    Interesting analogy. One could also add the idea of experience to it. That is, prior relationship experience (like prior job experience) helps in making the next one successful.

    Anyhow, congrats on marriage and Smart YouTube's millionth download. I wonder if the user whose download crossed the mark noticed.

    • Oct 10th, 2011 9:37 AM

      I doubt it - but it would be cool if WordPress would popup a screen congratulating the user and notifying the author automatically.

      • Tay
        Oct 10th, 2011 9:36 PM

        I guess it's not something one could feasibly incorporate in the plugin itself.

  2. Oct 7th, 2011 1:02 PM

    Congratulations. I wanted to get married for 5 years. I've been dating since 3 years ago, but to no avail.

    It's good to hear your simple comparation because I haven't been hunting for job, so vice versa I would be thinking what best option to follow.

    Unfortunately I often end up being to nervous in front of the girls I like, and be so well in front of those I don't like much... So end up... you know being still single.

    So again, cheers and, by this time tomorrow is your wedding. Hope you a wonderful life with your wife. And wish you the most happiness time in life.

    Thanks from one who love your plugin :)

    • Oct 7th, 2011 1:16 PM

      Being nervous is fine, it shows you care. But your perspective will change over time, you will learn to appreciate it as a signal that you should go for it.

  3. sinan i┼čler
    Oct 7th, 2011 3:09 AM

    I'm glad to hear that, Congratulations! :)

  4. Oct 6th, 2011 8:27 PM

    Congratulations! May you have many years of wedded bliss.

  5. Oct 6th, 2011 3:56 PM

    i like you make naruto and hinata as your main picture on this posts, :)

  6. Oct 6th, 2011 3:22 PM

    And does marriage mean the end of self-employment?!? I hope not.

    So your circle of friend introduced the two of you?

    My wife and I met when we were 14. My best friend nodged her to reintroduce herself to me. I was quite shy. We married 8 years later and next year is our 20th Anniversary.

    The key is we became best friends along the way and realized who better to marry then the person you enjoy spending time with, the person that has been there through ups and downs, and the person you would do anything for.

    I'm not full-time self-employeed, but I do have my own business. She has been my greatest fan. :O)

    • Oct 7th, 2011 1:17 PM

      Well said, from what I gather recipe for great marriage is great friendship.

  7. Oct 6th, 2011 2:57 PM

    Does this mean Self-employed = Bachelor life? :-D

    • Oct 6th, 2011 3:00 PM

      You are very close :)