10 Things Every Firefighter Girlfriend Can Relate To

10 Things Every Firefighter Girlfriend Can Relate To


Firefighting is unique compared to most jobs and one person who can always attest to this is a firefighter girlfriend. Dating someone who runs into burning buildings for a living, you get used to things that most normal girlfriends don’t ever experience and eventually gain more knowledge about firefighting than you ever thought possible. From lingo to equipment to fire humor, you hear it all and it becomes part of your lifestyle too. Whether your firefighter is a volunteer or a career, a recruit or a chief, here are 10 things that every firefighter girlfriend can relate to.

1. The moment when you’re out with your man, doing normal couple things, and his radio/pager goes off.

You’re out on a date, you’re spending quality time with your man when you hear the dreaded tone of his radio and the static as the dispatcher starts rattling off details about the call. If you’re out in public, everyone turns their heads. Everyone.

2. Always looking for firefighting related gifts.

Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, you name it, you are always looking for a gift idea related to firefighting. Sweatshirts, homemade gifts, cute trinkets, the list goes on and on. Luckily, Amazon never disappoints!

3. Getting slightly excited when your firefighter asks you if you want to go to the station with him.

Admit it, we all get a little eager. Fire station visits aren’t just interesting for little kids! Walking around and taking in all the different equipment and gear is fun and actually pretty fascinating. The best part? Sitting in an engine with your man and taking cute pics in his helmet, duh!

4. So. Much. Gear.

We love the way our men look in their gear (all 75 pounds of it). And let’s be honest, we’ve all laughed at how they now keep their boots sitting under their jeans, ready to put on at a moment’s notice, even at home.

5. You’re probably one of the few people who isn’t a firefighter who knows there are actually 2 types of fire vehicles.

Yeah, nobody on the street really knows the difference but you sure do! There are fire engines and there are fire trucks. We’ve all been quizzed by our man when one flies by on the street, just to see if we actually pay attention. And we dutifully answer, because we all know that engines pump water and trucks carry the big ladders, right ladies?

6. Every time you hear an emergency siren of any kind, you know exactly what it is.

Fire truck, ambulance and police car sirens are not the same. Go figure!

7. Fire station apparel is a must.

If you’re anything like me, the minute your man tells you the station is doing a bulk order of apparel, of course you have to get some. Repping your firefighter’s station feels kind of like wearing a badge of honor, especially when people ask about it.

8. You get excited when you see a truck or engine on the street when you aren’t with him.

Because it reminds you of your man and the great things he does!

9.Accepting the fact that yes, the man you love is putting his life on the line constantly.

It’s not something that is easy to deal with or understand, especially when you love him so much and care about his safety.

10. But you are so proud and supportive of him anyway.

Saying that your boyfriend is a firefighter feels like saying you’re dating a superhero and people’s reactions to it makes it even more rewarding. At the end of the day, you are proud to be a firefighter girlfriend because you know your man is a hero.

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Plan These 13 Dates For Your Girlfriend This Fall And Thank Me Later

Listen up, guys.


If you are a boy and you are reading this, plan one of these dates and you'll make your girlfriend the happiest person alive. Yeah, you can thank me later.

1. Go to a pumpkin patch.

This may be super basic but who doesn't want a cute little pumpkin around Halloween time. Usually, you will take a hayride to the pumpkin patch which is always a nice time to spend together. It will also be really cute seeing how excited she gets over finding the perfect little pumpkin.

2. Go on a hayride.

If you go to a pumpkin patch you may have the opportunity to go on a hayride and you definitely should! You will get to see all around the farm and the scenery is usually beautiful in the fall with the leaves changing colors!

3. Go apple picking.

This date will always allow for a cute photo shoot opportunity and everyone will be able to see your Insta post later captioned "the apple of my eye." Also, if you love apples what better place to get them then a local farm where you pick them yourself! Make sure you check your local farm to see when your favorite apples will be ready for harvest!

4. Bake something together.

There are so many amazing recipes for fall, apple pie being one of them. Which will be the perfect thing to bake with your S.O. after apple picking (two dates in one)!

5. Go to a local festival.

No matter where you are from there are probably a ton of local festivals around you throughout the fall. Whether it is a food festival, fall fest, music festival or even a lantern festival all of them are usually a perfect date. You can experience new things together and enjoy the fall weather.

6. Go to a football game.

Whether it is high school, college, or a professional football game any football is good football in the fall. Between a fun tailgate and an exciting game, if you are into sports football is the way to go.

7. Walk or hike around a state park.

No matter where you are from there are always state parks around you! Fall is the perfect time to go on an outdoor because it's not too hot to too cold. The scenery is always beautiful with all of the leaves changing colors. If there is a lake you could always go kayaking or paddle boating!

8. Visit your local farm.

A lot of local farms have fresh veggies, apples, baked goods and of course pumpkins! Also, check and see if your local farm has any fall family days. On those days they usually have a lot of fun activities, animals, hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkins and if you're lucky they'll have amazing apple cider donuts!

9. Stay in for a cozy movie day.

With Freeform starting their 31 days of Halloween this leads to the perfect excuse for a night on the couch. Pick out your favorite Halloween movie, make some popcorn and have some warm apple cider while cuddling up on the couch.

10. Visit a haunted house.

If you are down for something a little scarier then a Halloween movie, check out a haunted house near yours. It could even be a haunted hayride or haunted corn maze.

11. Take her out to breakfast.

Girls are always down for a cute breakfast date. Especially when you can roll out of beds in your sweats and keep them on in the cozy fall weather.

12. Spend a night carving pumpkins.

Once Halloween rolls around you should grab a cheap carving supplies kit, roll up your sleeves, and carve a cute pumpkin together. Whether you write your initials or create a jack-o-lantern it will probably be full of fun memories of pulling out pumpkin guts.

13. Go to a Halloween party.

Take some time and hit up Pinterest for a super cute couples costume and eat all the candy you possibly can!

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I Wear Single Well

How my past relationships have prepared me for the future.


I remember being in high school and wanting so badly to have what all my friends around me had. All my girlfriends had serious relationships, Friday night dates, and never worried about who would take them to the prom. It seemed like I was the only one who had zero boys interested in me, and therefore zero success in the dating world. I wish I could go back in time and tell 16-year-old me a couple things.

First, I'd tell young me it's all going to be okay. In fact, if I could hang in there until college, things would turn around for me. It was literally as if a light switch had flipped. Suddenly, after all the years of wanting to just have even a date with a boy, boys were interested! I never thought it would happen to me, but it did. And if you are feeling like you haven't had much luck in the dating department, I can promise you that it will happen for you too.

Secondly, I wish I could tell myself to take a deep breath and realize that it was a blessing. I couldn't see it then, but I think it was for the best that I had to worry mostly about figuring out who I wanted to be and who my friends were back then. As an adult, I have dated, but I have experienced much heartbreak. In many ways, the heartbreak I have faced over the past 4 years- especially the most recent doozy- was much worse than feeling like I'd never go to homecoming with a boy. I wish I could see how not dating when I was younger would make me a much stronger adult.

And third, being single for much of my young adult life made me a better friend, family member, and of course, a better me. I learned a LOT. I was able to focus on me and that opened the door for me to explore a lot about myself!

I learned at a young age how to be single. And that is not an easy thing to learn. Being single means a lot of things. I am still currently getting over my ex, so right now being single means I am dealing with my sad days. It means I am listening to a LOT of Adele, and it means I am focusing on my physical, mental, and emotional health. Being single means I am enjoying spending time with my girls, and I am seeing what God is trying to teach me. Being single doesn't mean I'm miserable 24/7, and it certainly doesn't mean I am anxious to hop back into the game.

Being single simply means I am happy and content being me.

I always tell my friends after a breakup that I am "good at being single" and that I "wear single well." And I am proud of that. I am glad my past and even my present are allowing me to be OK without a significant other. I encourage you, especially if you are experiencing heartbreak, to figure out what being single looks like for you. Because once you recognize that and you become OK with being independent, you will not only be happy but that much more prepared if you ever face heartbreak again. And know that when you are single, it doesn't have to be because of a heartbreak. It can be because of a needed heartbreak. And that's OK.

In the words of Lady Antebullum,

"I'm sleeping like a queen in the California King I made, I think it's time to take a heart break."

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