Romantic Careers

Valentine’s Day may be over but we’re still in the month of February and are still coming down from the sugar-shock high of chocolates, romance, and Cupid’s arrows. Still trying to get the sugar out of your system? Apply it to your career with these romantic career paths.

Wedding Officiant: Both my father and my brother went into the family business of romance as wedding officiants. Want to marry people? Become a notary public and you can perform legal wedding ceremonies. (Clergy members or justices of the peace can also perform ceremonies.) Here’s a state-by-state list of what you’ll need to do, should you want to hear people say I do.

Romance Writer: Over 10,000 members are a part of the Romance Writers of America, a career-focused organization for romance writers. Perhaps you’ve already created your own bodice-ripper or paranormal love story. Learn more about how to get your epic tale published with books like this one. Does your fictional love affair involve a Twilight or True Blood style romance? Then check out a writing guide to paranormal romance.

Romance Columnist: Carrie Bradshaw was on to something on Sex and the City, as was her real-life alter ego, author Candace Bushnell (The Carrie Diaries, Sex and the City). Bushnell’s real-life SATC columns were less chatty and more serious than the fictional Bradshaw’s, but are well worth the read. There’s something to be said for finding a dream job as a columnist and using your personal romantic misadventures to pad your word count. Want to try your hand at being a romance columnist? Start a personal blog or apply with local newspapers or magazines.

By Marissa Cohen

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