I once accompanied a girlfriend to an audition for a commercial, just to see how the other half lives.
Actors are famous, influential, loved by all, make oodles of money and look good on your arm. There are a few dozen household names; the rest are mostly struggling.
So if you're seeking a fulfilling relationship, here I present to you why dating an actor is a Bad Idea.
They sling drinks and wait tables, waiting for their big break.
But after she cancels on you for an audition for a Charmin' ad again, you start wondering whether being left high and dry is your idea of fun.
Which contributes to the next problem…In addition to the sudden-death auditions and callbacks that usually happen on weekends when you’re trying to get together, actors also have paying gigs that happen at inconvenient times for workaday mortals.
So you can go out for dinner or to your friend’s birthday party – just not with her.If companionship is an essential part of your fulfillment in a relationship, then you’re not going to be fulfilled.One of my mentors put it bluntly: “If you’re hungry, you’ll forget about love.And if you need to pee, you’ll forget about the hunger, too.” Maslow’s hierarchy of needs says that base-level needs like shelter, security, employment and resources supersede higher ones. Every call and meeting with producers and agents is an emergency.If scarcity prevents fulfillment of those basic needs, you don’t get to rise to the higher ones involving love, esteem and self-actualization. Even though there’s a less than 10% chance of anything coming out of any given audition, she never knows which one’s going to be the big one, so she has to show up every day.So someone who’s struggling with making ends meet doesn’t just lack time for love but may not be in a position to offer (or receive) love at all. If you’re dating her, you try to be supportive the first few times.