Recently, the Second City blog has had a few posts on dating improvisors.
I think Liz’s post was tongue-in-cheek.
& Michael took defense.
Here’s my take.
FALL IN LOVE!
No one knows when or who we’re going to fall in love with. If you do fall in love, that’s effing awesome. I’m not going to sit here and say “Don’t sh*t where you eat” because I know waaaaay too many people who have successfully dated and married people who were in the same group, agency, work, community, etc. Try to control judging yourself (and others) on who falls in love with who, where and what time. Overall, who cares. I think we all want to find our perfect match and who the hell cares where we meet them.
If you’re dating to date or just sleep around, know the consequences. Be smart about it. If you’re in a community or job and you’re being careless about your actions, then, ah, yeah, it’s going to bite you in the @ss.
I do think Liz’s write up was cute, I do like that Michael shared his point of view. I’ll dig in a bit too:
They’re Not Hot / Baby I Was Born This Way
Appearance is subjective to each individual. I have dated 4 guys within the improv community: Jarret Berenstein, Jim Santangeli, Quinton Loder, and Adam Wasser (current boyfriend). I think they are all smoking hot. Then and now. Adam is, of course, the best.
Daddy Issues / Papa Don’t Preach
I don’t know if any of those guys had daddy issues. I’m not their psychologist. They all came from different families and have different relationships from their parents than I’ve had with mine. They are all sweet, didn’t beat me, have stable jobs, and are funny.
The Bring Their “Work” Home / Works Hard For The Funny
I think my exes are all funny. My current boyfriend is funny. I think I’m funny. My boyfriend thinks I’m funny. We are funny together. We make each other laugh to the point of tears and pain in our sides. We get along, but I guess that’s why we’re dating.
Puppy-Levels of Attention / Someone to Watch Over Me
I’m a supportive girlfriend. My boyfriend is a supportive boyfriend. Balance in a relationship is important to me. If either of us have a bad show and want to talk about it, we do. Bad shows don’t kill us. We talk, and move on. Simple as that.
If You’re Lucky to Date a Hot One / Lucky Star
I have been lucky to date hot ones. I am lucky to date a hot one now. My boyfriend is fracking awesome. We communicate clearly to each other and respect each other.
If you date an improvisor, male or female, good on ya. If you date anyone period, good on ya. If you fall in love, AWESOME. I root for healthy, balanced, loving relationships. I hope you find yours, wherever you may find it. I got mine 🙂