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Tips for Dating an Attorney: Be Ready to Cite Sources, Deal with 'Lawyer Personality'


In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, a lawyer search and legal information website is offering tongue-in-cheek advice about the dos and don’ts of dating an attorney.

While members of the profession “are really very sweet at heart,” that quality is often concealed beneath a hard-charging, gruff exterior, says Avvo.

Hence, those up to the romantic challenge of dating an attorney must prepare themselves for a lifestyle in which love notes will be long and confusing and backup for factual statements will be expected. (“When in doubt, point to scientific studies, real or imagined,” the article advises.)

The argumentative “lawyer personality” can, of course, be wearing over long periods. But this may not be a major issue because many members of the profession are so busy they are rarely home.

And, with persistent, patient training, the article says, a lawyer can be the love of your life.

Related ABAJournal.com coverage:

Lawyers in Love Share Romance Tips; ‘It’s a Cockroach, Isn’t It?’

Has Being a Lawyer Presented Any Dating Challenges?

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