Dating Tips for Translators

I’m no expert on dating. Still the following dating and relationship tips for translators make sense to me. Feel free to add your own tips as comments:

1) Avoid the risk of making your date feel uncomfortable by insisting that all “conversation” be conducted in writing to allow for post-date editing and proofing.

2) Always request a 50% down payment from first dates. Don’t be shy about asking for bank references.

3) If a date questions your grammar or suggests an alternate wording at any point during a date it’s usually best to feign indignation and storm off without explanation. Thereafter don’t answer phone calls or emails.

4) Be aware that any discussion of a “per word rate” is likely to have a dampening effect on conversation over dinner.

5) Offer to go on a sample date of up to 500 words.