Why music critics shouldn't date other music critics
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Once upon a time I dated another music writer, and the emotional results weren't always pretty. So take heed! Here are the reasons not to make the mistake I did.
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When I first took up with my music critic beau, he was my inspiration. A few years older than I, he actually got paid to write. But as I developed I began achieving things at a younger age than he had, and I felt the tension grow between us. "Wow, that's great that they made you an editor at [pop music website]. That's, um, earlier than when I started editing at [same pop music website]."
Then there was the time I snagged an interview with country legend Merle Haggard... right around the same time my ex wanted to interview him. His response? "That's great, Rach.... Although you technically started listening to him because of me."