How to survive dating a musician

And if you need to pee, you’ll forget about the hunger, too.” Maslow’s hierarchy of needs says that base-level needs like shelter, security, employment and resources supersede higher ones. If you’re dating her, you try to be supportive the first few times. If she’s in a theater production, she may not be available on any weekend evening for .

If scarcity prevents fulfillment of those basic needs, you don’t get to rise to the higher ones involving love, esteem and self-actualization. But after she cancels on you for an audition for a Charmin' ad again, you start wondering whether being left high and dry is your idea of fun. Film shoots happen at midnight; callbacks pop up out of nowhere.

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Most of them are hugely talented - how can you not swoon for a guy with an amazing voice who can get up in front of hundreds of people and captivate them. They're resillient - given they work in an industry that comes with more setbacks than most - and have an imaginative, idealistic quality that most grown adults seem to have lost somewhere along the way.

Now take that experience and multiply it by ONE MILLLION.

Sister, you have to go to EVERY show, you even have to go to practice!

There are a few dozen household names; the rest are mostly struggling.

You have to go to the shows in the basement at Jewish Community Centers at 5pm on a Sunday.

You have to sit in the back of a van and unload a drum kit in New Jersey on Tuesdays.

I’m helping a few friends through the jungles of online dating and thought that maybe I should pass my dating knowledge onto the world. I’ve made a few, but then again, too few to mention!

Well, actually I’m going to list them for y’all to save some heartache, some money, and a crap ton of time. Of the 4 that I’m not currently dating, three are married and one has a child.