By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jun 24, 2007 at 5:18 AM

Welcome to the Sunday Sound-off, featuring a question, two different perspectives -- then opening up the topic to our readers' responses. Please use the Talkback feature below to contribute your thoughts on the issue.

For some people, dating a local celebrity like a television reporter, politician or professional sports star would be fun and exciting. For others, it would be completely annoying. Where do you fall on the spectrum? Would you date -- or have you dated -- a local celebrity? Sound-off, Milwaukee!

No way.
Dating a local celebrity would be a complete drag. I would hate having people whisper about us whenever we went anywhere in public or walk up to our table at a restaurant. I like my romantic affairs to be way more private, which wouldn't be possible if I dated someone recognizable. Plus, if the media exposed the affair it would make it very difficult to have a "normal" relationship.

No problem. Dating a local celeb wouldn't phase me. In fact, I wouldn't mind dating someone "locally famous" in the least. It's definitely a "big fish in a small pond" kind of situation, but I think it could be a lot of fun. And anyway, I don't date people because of what they do for a living -- I date them because of who they are.


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.