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21 Secrets People Who Date Musicians Won't Tell You

"We are not groupies."

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1. Stick around long enough and you'll end up running the merch table.

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2. And modelling merch.

3. You can kiss a regular schedule goodbye.

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Late gigs, tours, and rehearsals, oh my!

4. You'll probably have to listen to songs about their exes.

5. You have to share your S.O.'s love with a band, an instrument, and their musical hero.

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The holy trinity.

6. Touring = you at home with all the ice cream.

7. Your taste in music will definitely improve.

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8. But don't expect to convince them to love the songs on your pre-relationship playlist.

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9. It's best to keep your music guilty pleasures under wraps.

They will just never understand your (semi-)ironic need to jam to One Direction (unless they're Dave Grohl and congrats on that.)

10. And it can be a little awkward if you're not musically inclined.

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11. When you're hanging out with your S.O. and other musicians, it can seem like they're speaking a foreign language.

12. It can be hard to react to their work.

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Inevitably, when you think the gig was great, they thought it was terrible. If you think it was rough, they're super proud.

13. You might not be your partner's biggest fan.

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But you will be their biggest support system.

14. It's a little bit weird to have your partner on display in front of a crowd.

15. But also an ego boost.

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It's always nice to have what everybody else wants, amiright?

16. Your friends think it's hot.

17. But your parents are a little concerned.

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18. Dating a musician is pretty great.

19. But good luck getting some quality alone time.

20. First comes gear, then comes beer, then if you're lucky maybe comes a modestly priced date.

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Musicians aren't poor because they're lazy and unemployed. They're poor because their new set of cymbals cost a year's paycheck.

21. But LBH, there is honestly no better hobby for a partner to have.

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I mean, would you rather they juggled, knitted, or played video games all day?

And more power to them for making their hobby their JOB.