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Dating a lawyer can be really crap.
The Hunger Games mentality, the stress, the argumentative streak: Legal Cheek wrote all about it last year. Given the 14,000+ social media shares the ‘11 reasons why you should avoid dating a lawyer at all costs’ article clocked up, it seems a lot of you agreed.
But maybe we shouldn’t be quite so harsh on our law-loving partners (of the romantic, not the law firm, kind). They have a lot to offer. Today — on the day of love — it only seemed right to reflect on all the things that make dating a lawyer really, really great.
1. Lawyers plan the best dates
“I went to this really cool place on my vac scheme, I’ll definitely take you there” are words anyone loved up with a law student will be used to hearing.
2. Their powers of persuasion
Overindulged on Prosecco to combat those first date jitters? No matter how wobbly, slurry and sick you become, your companion will make sure you’re not kicked out of the bar. It may take fifteen minutes for them to find a copy of the Equality Act on their phone, but they’ll get there.
3. The endless supply of law firm freebies
Okay, so you would rather not have received another tote bag for Valentine’s Day this year. But you can’t deny those Travers Smith speakers are pretty cool.
4. The drama
Just a week’s work experience at a small firm will throw up a whole host of crazy stories for your boyfriend or girlfriend to share with you.
5. You know everything there is to know about current affairs
With your partner cramming for their vac scheme interview prep, you find yourself becoming unusually interested in all things current affairs. You now far better understand the way the justice system works, which is no bad thing.
6. The organisation
Being organised and on top of things is crucial to being a good lawyer. Hate leaving a date without knowing if you’ll see each other again? Fear not — you’ll have a trip to the aquarium, theatre tickets and a Paris getaway all sorted before you’ve even ordered your starter.
7. The wig and gown are kind of cool
Fun to drunkenly dress up in anyway.
8. The prestige
Admit it, telling your friends your partner is “studying for the bar” or “doing their solicitor training” sounds pretty impressive.
9. FREE FOOD AND BOOZE
Prepare to be plus one-ed to every single law society networking event ever. You’re not here to impress potential recruiters, so it’s off the nibbles station you go.
10. The money
If your partner has the drive and determination to get to the top, you’re laughing.
11. Free legal advice
Parking fine? Landlord and tenant dispute? Argument with university employer? It will all be sorted before you’ve even had time to worry about it.