My husband is a musician. In the beginning, this didn’t go over so well with my parents. It was one thing to have dated musicians, photographers, and painters all through my 20s, but to actually marry a struggling artist was a completely different thing. (My parents seem to have had forgotten that I’m a freelance writer and not exactly without my own artistic struggles, financial and otherwise.)
Still, my choice wasn't a shock — musicians have always been my type. As a teen, my ideal husband was Kurt Cobain, but that obviously didn’t work out. But there was something so very romantic, and cool, of course, too, about being in a relationship with a musician. The fact that they could take my two great loves — the written word and music — and combine the two, made them, in my mind, true artists (and an artist I wanted to bang).
I would never say that I fell in love with my husband because he was a musician, but I can say it did help (as did his French accent.) Now, when he drives me a bit bat shit crazy, I just has to breathe and remind myself that I married a French musician, so maybe that’s why he doesn’t understand that sheets should be changed once a week.
Yes, there are some downsides to dating a musician, but why harp on those? Instead, here at 37 reasons why dating a musician is really the best. (As if you needed any convincing.)
YOU’ll CONSTANTLY be SURROUNDED BY MUSIC
Whether they're humming a few bars trying to find the melody for their next song, or on the piano playing some of their favorite pieces by other artists, you will always have music in your life.
THEY'll probably HAVE A FIERCE VINYL COLLECTION
And now you get to enjoy it as if it were your very own.
WITH SOME BRAG-WORTHY RARE ALBUMS IN THERE, TOO
THERE will always be A LOT OF SERENADING GOING ON
Trust me, it’s far less cheesy than it sounds. When my husband sang me Carla Bruni's "Quelqu'un m'a dit," one night when I sick, early in our relationship, I was sold.
WHICH can be AWESOME FOR YOUR OWN CREATIVITY, too
Because creativity breeds creativity. I think I read that on a bumper sticker somewhere.
especially if you want free music lessons
Always wanted to learn to play the drums? Now's your chance.
YOU’ll ALWAYS be ON THE LIST
Hell, forget the list! You're already backstage.
and YOU'll GET TO SAY FUN THINGS LIKE, “I’M WITH THE BAND”
Because you are. Duh.
YOU’LL DEFINITELY GET A SONG WRITTEN ABOUT YOU AT SOME POINT
“And you can tell everybody this is your song…”
ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A FIGHT
They're working out their emotions, man.
OR if THEY Do SOMETHING THEY NEED TO MAKE UP FOR
Flowers? Meh. Song about you? Yeah.
THEY'RE CHARMING AS HELL
People actually listen when the talk, and even get inspired, too.
SO YOU'LL ALWAYS GET THE BEST TABLE AT THE RESTAURANT
BECAUSE LINES ARE FOR OTHER PEOPLE
And this is even before they're famous! Can you imagine how it will be when they are?
If they work as a musician, you can bet they know how to hustle.
and likely multi-talented
Not only can they play three different instruments, but they can also hold down three different part-time jobs, if need be.
THEY'RE SUPER PASSIONATE
Not just about their music, but about everything, meaning...
THEY'll be GREAT IN BED
As musicians, their sexual reputation proceeds them, so they have no choice; they have to be good in bed. (Or at least try really hard to be.)
and yes, THEY CAN HAVE SEX FOR HOURS
Fun fact: The stamina of a drummer is on par with that of top professional athletes. What this means for you is sex, lots of it, and for extended periods of time.
WHICH BRINGS US TO THE FACT THAT THEY’ll be AWESOME WITH THEIR HANDS
Just think about how strong the fingers of a guitarist and drummer are ...
AND REALLY ATTENTIVE IN THE BEDROOM
It's hard to miss a note when your body is the keyboard and their fingers are trying to play a masterpiece.
THEY’RE LAID BACK
Science shows that musicians and singers tend to be on the relaxed side, thanks to endorphins that are released when they’re performing.
AND TEND TO BE MORE ON THE SENSITIVE SIDE
But don't be surprised if they sometimes shed more tears than you.
SO THEY'll be REALLY INTO WHAT YOU'RE FEELING
But not as much as an emo musician. Thank god.
WHICH MEANS THEY'LL REMEMBER YOUR BIRTHDAY
Finally! Someone who remembers!
AND MAYBE EVEN YOUR ANNIVERSARY, TOO
Shocking; I know.
THEY'll HAVE A STYLE ALL THEIR OWN
Even if fashion isn't exactly what you look for in a S.O., you have to admit it can have its charms.
AND ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO MAKE AN ENTRANCE
Because they're just that cool, which ups your coolness, too.
THEY'll KNOW HOW TO LIVEN UP A PARTY
Especially if the power goes out and people still want to dance.
AND HOW TO ENTERTAIN DURING FAMILY GATHERINGS
Dad might just have "Chopsticks" down by the next holiday!
THEY'll ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO CHEER YOU UP WITH QUIRKY SONGS
You know, the silly rhyming kind that make zero sense, but definitely make you laugh.
AND WILL EVEN BE KIND ENOUGH TO TELL YOU YOUR VOICE IS GREAT
Even though you both know it isn't.
YUP, FOR ALL THE NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES THAT COME WITH DATING A MUSICIAN
Robert Plant wasn't exactly a saint.
THERE ARE definitely MORE POSITIVE REASONS TO DATE THEM
Oh, hello there, B. Things OK with you and Jay-Z? I'm always here, if you need me.
SO DON'T PASS ON SOMEONE WHO'S A MUSICIAN
BECAUSE YOU MIGHT END UP WITH SOMEONE as cute as THIS GUY...
And that guy was awesome. He was calling himself a feminist before most of us were even born. (Just ignore the ending to that story.)
or this gal
Yeah, there's a reason why we all want to date musicians.