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Should occupation matter?

If you have spent any time at all on the Atlanta dating scene, you’ve heard the following countless times: “What do you do?” which is usually followed by, “Where did you go to school?” Casual conversations can go from innocent flirting to archaeological dig for information in 60 seconds!

Everyone has their own angle to asking the career or occupation question. A lot of people believe that what a person does for a living says a lot about their character, personality….and bank account.

This is one of the reasons one of my guy friends tell women that he runs a non-profit when he meets them. This is only partly true because he actually runs the family business and runs the non-profit on the side. He says it is two-fold: It weeds out overly pretentious women who are only out to land wealthy men. It appeals to women who share similar interests and outlook.

I don’t know if this has worked well for him or not, but I do think about how much occupation matters – or does not matter – to a lot of us. Do you think it should?

What can you really tell about a person’s job, career, or career aspirations? When do you ask the person you are interested in dating or pursuing what they do for a living?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

335 comments Add your comment

Purple

January 19th, 2012
10:48 am

All male hairstylist may not be gay but I bet all male strippers are. LOL not that there is anythign wrong with that.

Into the Light

January 19th, 2012
10:50 am

Now I’m craving fruit! Last night, I cut up some strawberries and mixed them with fresh blueberries for my “American Idol-watching” snack.

czBrat

January 19th, 2012
10:51 am

But I wonder if you go to your local Super Cuts if you get the same stimulation
absolutely not! but i did get a great cut at a great price. :)

speaking of great cuts, when s/o mentioned that he has bought meat at his barber shop i was more than a little uneasy. now THAT’S taking things just a little too far for me.

Leggs

January 19th, 2012
10:52 am

@Purp ~ that reminded me of the stripper at Kandi’s (RHOA) 38th bday party who can taste his own pkg. Guess that could possibly make him gay? I wouldn’t bet that all male strippers are gay….I don’t really like throwing $$ away like that (except on Cash 4!!!!).

Purple

January 19th, 2012
10:52 am

ITL want a banana?

Kym

January 19th, 2012
10:53 am

I remember when the fruit man would come riding in the neighborhood..my grandma got all her fruit either from the fruit man or at the farmer’s market in Forest park.

I would love a spinach quiche right about now..maybe I run to publix and see if I can get one for lunch..sorry randomn thought

Into the Light

January 19th, 2012
10:54 am

…who can taste his own pkg. Guess that could possibly make him gay?

Or a cannibal.

Leggs

January 19th, 2012
10:55 am

@ITL ~ I just finished eating a bowl of grapes (I think I’m addicted to these grapes).

@czB ~ I don’t know about buying meat, but thanks for the wrinkling of my nose (lol).

Into the Light

January 19th, 2012
10:55 am

disco

January 19th, 2012
10:58 am

brat – I’ve got a play cousin who crashed with me for awhile. right before he left he “came across” an entire box of steaks and left some in my freezer. I was way leery of “street steaks” but they were individually wrapped and eventually I did cook those bad boys up. they were mm mmm good. had me laughing at myself for acting/thinking all boo-jee.

kimmie

January 19th, 2012
10:59 am

I ain’t knocking a side hustle!

SlimNu

January 19th, 2012
11:00 am

ITL – that was a bootlegg failure lol. Usually they will let you view the beginning of it to show you the quality of it. But in that case, she wouldn’t have caught that lol. And yo ass crazy for that cannibal comment. Hollers! :lol:

Into the Light

January 19th, 2012
11:01 am

Me either, Kimmie, but I don’t know about Trunk Meat. Maybe, but I dunno.

Into the Light

January 19th, 2012
11:02 am

LOL@Slim. I wondered if anyone caught that…. :lol:

Kym

January 19th, 2012
11:02 am

@kimmie Amen…I support those with side hustles..except movie bootleggers..I am not trying to deal with the movie that jumps or folks standing up and laughing in the movie. Bootleg music yes..movies no..I have my limits..LOL

Leggs

January 19th, 2012
11:03 am

@SlimNu ~ don’t fall for viewing the beginning of it. I bought The Soloist and viewed the beginning. Nice picture, clear, and agreed to buy it. Got it home and it started out fine, next thing I knew all I could see was his eyeballs. I took it back the next week and got 2 other movies which turned out great.

disco

January 19th, 2012
11:04 am

often times “trunk meat” is just stolen. (lol at “just”). y’all know boosters will take anything and try to get you to buy anything. I had a resident crackhead once upon a time who used to try to sell the darnedest things. heck, I once bought some “bootleg” carpet from a guy who was “finding leftover” remnants at his job.

Kym

January 19th, 2012
11:05 am

I think I mention here that one of my new favorite shows is Moonshiners..not that is the ultimate side hustle..those guys can make a quick “tax free” 100,000 for three months work..hey its a product folks want it..let them sell it.

Kym

January 19th, 2012
11:06 am

I always like the term..”Hey it fell off the back of a truck.”

SlimNu

January 19th, 2012
11:07 am

Leggs – OMG, I’m crying!!! I can’t imagine watching a movie and next thing I know I have someone’s eye balls staring back at me :lol: :lol: I’m dying over here!!!!

Leggs

January 19th, 2012
11:07 am

@Purple ~ how is Jules doing? Are you better handling the hormonal changes?

Blackfoote: Thrown Back Under The Stairwell

January 19th, 2012
11:07 am

Checking post.

Into the Light

January 19th, 2012
11:08 am

I’m with you, Kym. I wish I knew how to get it done, cause I have the perfect spot to build a still…. (dang, I really just typed that, didn’t I????)

Exiled!

January 19th, 2012
11:09 am

Steak cuts at the barber?

thanks but No!!

that’s going harrrrd on hood

Into the Light

January 19th, 2012
11:11 am

Hey Kym – this could be a lucrative business venture for us…. And just think – we’d make a lot of folks happy, make a lot of money, get to drive Dukes of Hazzard-style while the revenuers chase us, AND we could have cool moonshiner nicknames. Dang! I wish I’d thought of this years ago.

disco

January 19th, 2012
11:11 am

when we were kids one of my cousins lived near the frito lay company. we used to squeeze through the fence and go through the dumpster and take out the expired stuff that the trucks dropped off at the end of the day. literally there would be cases and cases of stuff. we would then be at school selling chips and snack cakes for a quarter. we were rolling in money.

Blackfoote: Thrown Back Under The Stairwell

January 19th, 2012
11:13 am

Kym:

There was the vegetable man, the egg truck, and the watermelon truck as a kid I worked them all. Not having to ask my parents for money all the time was the best experience.

Purple

January 19th, 2012
11:13 am

Leggs if a penis (even if it’s his own) ends up in a mans mouth. He is gay.

Kym

January 19th, 2012
11:14 am

@ITL..if you make it I would run it big time…I am not running from no revenue agents either..I am going to trick out my ride with hidden compartments

Purple

January 19th, 2012
11:16 am

Leggs she’s fine no hormonal issues

Blackfoote: Thrown Back Under The Stairwell

January 19th, 2012
11:17 am

Purple that is strange for a dude to do, I don’t care but is it real or a prostethic.

Purple

January 19th, 2012
11:18 am

Kym, I watch that show. Did you know the one guy killed himself before his trail after he was caught?

Into the Light

January 19th, 2012
11:18 am

LOL@Kym. That would be cool. But I kinda wanted to paint my SUV to look like the General Lee, and have the crazy horn. I can see me now, jumping over sheriffs cars, evading the law….. SO COOL! :lol:

SlimNu

January 19th, 2012
11:20 am

Purp – wouldn’t that just make him Aesexual? (Still kinda gay tho) neva mind

Purple

January 19th, 2012
11:21 am

Blackfoote, I don’t know if it really happened I just read what Leggs typed. I love myself but I don’t love myself that much. LOL

Leggs

January 19th, 2012
11:21 am

@SlimNu ~ it was creepy. When it first went black, I stared and stared thinking it would brighten back up. Tried to follow what Jamie was saying in the movie, but those dang eyeballs prevented me from concentrate on the words.

@Purple ~ I agree…Any man that even considers tasting it because he has the agility to do so or it’s long enough to reach his tongue is gay!

Glad to hear it, Purple.

Into the Light

January 19th, 2012
11:21 am

I still say cannibal.

Cannibal 1: “Hey – how are you doing there?”
Cannibal 2: “I’m having a ball!!!”
C1: “Slow down, you’re eating too fast!”

Kym

January 19th, 2012
11:22 am

@Purple are you talking about Popcorn?? He was like a old-timer..he had been making the “shine” for years and he came from generations of bootleggers..that’s why I say let them make their shine..they not bothering anybody..

@ITL..I am not trying to draw attention and get caught..plus we gonna sell our shine in the hood..sooo we get the mash right…have our shine come out at about 150 proof…shoot we gonna make a killin…LOLOL…

czBrat

January 19th, 2012
11:22 am

speaking of hustling munchkins, our house was the hangout spot when my kids were little. when i found out my son was selling snacks and drinks from our pantry … even going so far as to charge kids for a glass of water when they got thirsty from all that playing, my first thought was to punish him. instead, i bought a cute little street sign that said “candy lane” and tacked it over the pantry door. i told him his shop was officially open for business.

Purple

January 19th, 2012
11:22 am

Slim,lol I don’t know.

Leggs

January 19th, 2012
11:25 am

@Kym ~ hate to admit it, but quite a bit of the bootleg movies are fabulous. Clarity, no one’s jumping up to go to bathroom/concession stand. Every blue moon, I may come across one like that, but not often.

Purple

January 19th, 2012
11:27 am

Kym, yes Popcorn. Tickle is funny though!

Leggs

January 19th, 2012
11:28 am

@Purple ~ it happened. It was aired on an episode of RHOA. I saw him put his tongue to his own wang! It was disgusting. I can’t think of his name, but he’s a client of Phaedra’s…that’s one southern belle who loves the underbelly of the world of strippers and scantily clad men. Her behavior at the Apex last week was horrible….I digress, back to topic at hand.

Purple

January 19th, 2012
11:29 am

I can’t buy bootlegs because all of my DVD players are blue ray. BUt here is a secret. This site http://www.movieonhand.com is free no spam, no viruses and has all of the current movies that are in theaters now free also has a huge library of movies. Watch it while you can before they take the site down. It works from cell phones also.

SlimNu

January 19th, 2012
11:30 am

ITL – you so crazy (in my Wanda/Jamie Fox voice) lol

I bought a bootleg porn from dvd guy…I turn it on and it was the fool that sold it to me on the damn movie! :shock: (j/k) hehehe

Leggs

January 19th, 2012
11:33 am

Funny joke…

Into the Light

January 19th, 2012
11:35 am

Alright, Kym. You got our business plan, now we need some capital! :)

Purple

January 19th, 2012
11:37 am

Slim, I needed the money.

Purple

January 19th, 2012
11:37 am

Seriously guys check out that website.

Exiled!

January 19th, 2012
11:38 am

@Leggs?

So when dude was showing off his package u were loving it until he motioned to blow on hisself then u got jealous and revulsion :lol:

coz u figured u wld rather blow the package ur damn self?? :lol:

I understand! :lol: