Dating a musician is hard

This will aid any gentleman to get along swimmingly with his music-based girlfriend and limit the number of times she’ll initially have to say “Suck it up and deal” and/or “Grow a pair”. Shaking hands and making new friends is a big part of being a gigging musician.

3) Do NOT complain that she is out late frequently on the weekends.

It takes awhile to tear down, load up, get paid, go back to the practice room to unload, have a beer, chill and talk about the show. 5) Do NOT assume that your girlfriend is sleeping with her bandmates.

Female musicians get a front row seat to the “trampesty” that is the dating habits of the male musician.

16) Never say anything negative about the band that you cannot say to her.

I suggest that Call of Duty game you haven’t purchased yet, or knitting.

4) If the gig ends at am, do NOT text your girlfriend at asking why she isn’t home yet.

It’s disgusting and she really doesn’t want to touch them.

6) Just because your girlfriend said she is fighting with a bandmate, does not mean you need to do something about it for her. She’s a big girl, and fighting is a normal and accepted part of band culture. 7) Just because your girlfriend is talking, smiling and laughing with another guy at the gig, does not mean she will sleep with him. That does not mean she’s preparing to cheat on you.

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