October 20, 2012

Don’t Date Graphic Designers; Here’s Why (Part 2)

After looking over the blog,  “50 Reasons Not to Date a Graphic Designer” by a woman named Silvia, I decided I had to elaborate. Here are a few more elaborations.

If you haven’t checked out part 1, now’s the time to do so.

“They listen to music you have never heard of.”

A perfect example is the Vietnamese Breakbeats I got from my friend Phuc in junior high. I don’t know what the hell they’re saying but the beats are nasty! It’s probably another one of those “You probably won’t understand” type of situations. I also like to listen to trip-hop while I’m working on anything that involves me typing (because lyrics will often distract me) and my wife will poke her head into my office with a face similar to a confused puppy; head turned sideways with her brow all bunched up and squinting uncomfortably-priceless.

“They hate Excel.”

Yup, enough said.

“They can’t cook a normal dish; they always have to experiment with new ingredients.”

There’s a running joke in my house: after cooking an awesome experimental dish, I’ll look to my wife and tell her how we’ll never be having this dish again. Not because it’s bad, it’s usually delectable, but I just won’t remember what I put in it!

“Everything becomes something other than what it really is: cards as tickets, cards as …”

“They steal street signs.”

This one is funny to me because I have been stealing street signs since I was a kid; my garage is littered with them. While I don’t do it anymore, I thought it was ironic that it’s something I was doing long before I found my calling as a graphic designer.

“They ask your opinion about everything, but do whatever they want”

This one is dripping in truthy goodness, and my wife absolutely hates it. Nine out of ten times I end up doing the exact opposite of what she suggested, eight out of those nine it works out well.

“They [would] rather study the paisley pattern on your outfit than listen to what you have to say.”

It may not necessarily be the pattern on your outfit that distracts me, but it could be a number of things that I deem more important than whatever it is she’s saying at the time. It might not even be that I’m not interested; I may just see something that is so well designed it strikes my fancy, and all the sudden I’m getting quizzed: “Oh really? You were listening huh, then what’d I just say?”

With all these reasons not to date a graphic designer, the original writer of this blog-Silva, and I may be making it a little tougher for my peers to get a hot date, but so be it.

While I’m going through confirming many of her statements in the original blog, I feel like there are a few that I have to discount as well, but check out part 3 for that.

Closing note: as a graphic designer, we’re not all that bad; part three will elaborate.

Image Credit: Photos.com

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