If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you read our article about the pros and cons of dating an artist. It seems however, that despite the overwhelming advice from our art girls telling you to STAY AWAY, you just can’t help yourself. Art boys are pretty cute that’s for sure so, in a bid to help you out, here are some tips to bear in mind when pursuing a long-lasting relationship with an artist.
Be Chill, But Not Too Chill
Artists need their space, both physically and mentally. They have a lot of thoughts up there in those artistic minds – god knows about what – and they also need space to physically make their work. They are sensitive souls, and won’t take too kindly to you always being on top of them. That said, if you are too relaxed, they are likely to take advantage. So, while giving your art boy the space he needs, make sure you remind him that there are two of you in this relationship.
Take An Interest In Their Work
While this sounds like a given, it’s important to engage with your art crush about their work. Ask them questions about why and what they’re making, it will make your relationship stronger, and it will probably help them improve their work and who knows, you might one day be a subject of it.
Get Arty Yourself
Artists appreciate creative people. You’re going to have a lot of time to yourself while they’re working, so why not make some work yourself? You may even be able to collaborate with each other.
Think About Your Career Too
Of course, being your art boy’s biggest fan is a given, but you also have to think about yourself too. It’s important that you both have your own thing, and it’s more than likely that your artist will find it sexy when you excel in your career.
Be Prepared For The Unpredictable
Just like the art world, artists are unpredictable. Artists don’t have routine. There is no such thing as a 9-to-5 job for an artist. Be prepared to go off-piste. Nothing is a given. Buckle up gallery girl, and enjoy the ride.
Go With The Flow
As with any relationship, you have to give it a go in order to see where it will lead. Who knows, it could be a short-time fling, or the beginning on the path to true love.
Text Lizzy Vartanian
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