21 Reasons You Need To Start Dating A Classical Musician Today

    Just call me Bae-thoven.

    1. They'll never judge your career progression because for them, money isn't the be all and end all.

    2. Which also means that your hypothetical, musical children will be safe from all vices.

    3. Nearly all of them are exceptional with their hands.

    4. And some have cheeks of steel, which is always useful WINK, WINK.

    5. Bassists and tuba players give body builders a run for their money because they are also strong AF.

    I love this photo by Stephan vanFleteren of double bassist Rick Stotijn on a bass hike!

    Now imagine that you are that bass, casually thrown over bae's shoulder.

    6. Physical talent aside, they're all in touch with their emotions.

    7. When conversation at a party dries up, or everyone's too drunk, they can fill in the lulls with their sweet, sweet music.

    8. Which then means everyone can see their special music face.

    9. They're a good addition to any pub quiz.

    10. They'll make you look smart when you come out with all your newly learnt classical knowledge.

    11. Because they're always counting bars, they're good time-keepers and are never late.

    12. There's nothing like being personally serenaded.

    13. They won't judge your music collection, unlike band members.

    14. But they will challenge you intellectually.

    15. And unlike pop musicians, these guys don't write songs about their exes.

    16. Because if they are singers, they're probably singing about more spiritual subjects.

    17. There's no need to ever be jealous because classical musicians don't have groupies – only Radio 3 enthusiasts and conductors.

    18. They'll make your lame jokes sound A+.

    19. If you fancy taking up an instrument, they'll be willing to give you some free coaching.

    20. The thing is, there's nothing hotter than ridiculously talented people.

    21. Particularly when they look like this.