I may be slightly biased, but the evidence is clear: salespeople make ideal, long-term partners. A bold claim, you say? Let's take a look.1. They know when to talk, and when to listenGreat salespeople let the customer be heard, first and foremost. They want YOU to do most of the talking. They ask questions. They practice ‘active listening.’ They take notes. They remember the important details that others forget. The only way to learn about a person’s needs, ambitions and pain points is to listen to them. After all, God in His wisdom gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason, right? We all like to talk. Especially about ourselves. So make sure your next date is with someone in sales: if they’re any good at their jobs, they’ll be a good listener, which is exactly what you need in your love life right now..2. They aren’t too sensitiveEven the best salespeople get rejected on a daily basis. However, in this line of business, the word ‘No’ just means: ‘Not right now.’ Pure-bred salespeople who make money no matter what don’t let every little disappointment ruin their day. They get back on the phone with a smile on their faces. Nothing kills a relationship quicker than a hyper-sensitive drama queen who gets upset and over-reacts to every little problem. So, find yourself someone who knows how to sell and you’ll always be in the company of a happy, positive, emotionally-secure person. 3. They understand the importance of hard workNewsflash: marriage is work. Well, there’s no job in Botswana that’s harder than sales. The best salespeople are the hardest working staff in the building. No excuses. They put in the time. They get deals over the line because they’re disciplined, mentally tough — and consistent. (Very sexy, am I right?) If you, like me, find hard work an attractive quality in your future spouse — the sales department is where to look. Trust me..4. They won’t keep you waitingSalespeople respect other people’s time. They know that the mark of a professional — and the key to success, very often — is showing up exactly when they should, every time. They don’t make excuses for being late… because they’re never late. If you date a salesperson, you’re dealing with someone who gets the importance of punctuality, and returns your calls as fast they can. 5. They know how to make you feel goodYes, every great relationship is is built on trust. But for romance to happen, you also need someone who makes you feel great — inside and out. After all, if trust is the only important thing, you could just get a dog, right? The best salespeople look at business the same way. Trust is big, but love is bigger. Elite sales performers make their customers feel better, just by talking to them. If you’re stressed out, having a bad day and need to lift your spirits, being in a relationship with a great salesperson will do that for you.It’s a magic touch they have. And I’m all for magic touches..So, if you’re single and ready to mingle — pick up the phone and call the cutest salesperson you know. I guarantee they’ll be the bright spot of your day.Let me know how it goes!