Things To Know Before Dating A Firefighter

Things To Know Before Dating A Firefighter

You'll learn how to tell the difference between different kinds of sirens.
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There are just certain things you are going to want to know before dating a fireman. In my experience, I had to learn along the way. But at the end of all the calls, constantly smelling his gear in the car and sometimes even cancelled plans, I sure do love my firefighter!

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You were promised a list, so here it is:

1. If they are even within 20 minutes of the station, they will always leave you to go on a call.

No matter the circumstances, if you have a fireman on your hands, he will jet to the car and be on his way.

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2. Meeting nights are not something you try and fight with them about. They are going to leave and you do not have to like it because it wasn't up to you anyway.

I have learned that these nights are not optional. Yes, other people miss them, but not my firefighter.

3. No matter where you are or what you're doing the minute they hear a firetrucks horn, they're looking for it and hoping they're not missing anything good.

You will learn the lingo. Structures, fully involved (the good stuff) smoke alarms, cat in a tree (ehh I mean they are fireman...soooo still good stuff).

4. They know the exact difference between an ambulance, cop, and, of course, a fire truck siren.

Which means that you will have to learn, too.

5. You’ll have to accept that when he has to do hall rental cleanup, you're going with to help.

You fold the chairs and he stacks them. And Im talking at like 12 a.m.,1 a.m.

6. When you come around the firehouse, there will be jokes made and they'll mess with him about you or even you about him.

Honestly it's a giant bromance going on and they prey on this kinda stuff.

7. At first, you won't really have a name to the fire guys. Until you're around long enough.

You'll just be Boyfriend's name's girlfriend.

8. The fire pager goes where he goes.

Next to the bed, in the car, next to your bed, your living room, EVERYWHERE. And even if it's not the real pager, it's the dog app that I can never remember the name of so dog app it is. (Say that really fast to get the full effect).

9. They will probably wear their station shirt/apparel at least 4-5 days a week.

AT LEAST.

10. If you've got a good one, you're always put first. The list will always go "You, the firehouse, me, everyone else."

But secretly they always want to put the firehouse first.

11. You will learn and know more stations, trucks, members, and chiefs than you will ever want to admit.

Unbelievably true.

12. When you're driving and you see a fire station, you'll have to look at it.

If its an amazing building, you'll have to remember the name. And then you'll have to tell him about it. And then you've just proved number 11 correct. Add it to your list.

13. Never make plans while he's on a call. You can never know when he'll be back.

Even if the calls are short, they could stay at least another hour washing the trucks and being boys, of course.

14. In case you didn't understand the severity of the first one, if you are on the phone and you hear the pager go off in the background, just tell him you love him and hang up.

Because if you don't, he will. "Got a call, Love you, bye." Mid-sentence is always what you want to hear.

15. You'll never want to watch "Ladder 49" again.

You will cry like a baby and then want to make him quit.

16. Outside of the stations, fireman tend to forget that fire isn't a toy and it's pretty damn hot.

*Playing with the lighter fluid or burning things on the stove*
"No it's alright, I'm a firefighter."

17. You will start your own station shirt collection.

From NYFD memorial shirts, a station from where you're vacationing even acquired old shirts of his, you will have started your own pile of station shirts.

18. You can't get angry or upset when he is unavailable because he's going to go to the firehouse for the fifth time that week, or if there's another fire prevention thing to do.

You can't be mad because he's doing what he loves and also because a man in a uniform isn't too shabby.

There are a lot more things to know before dating a fireman, but the rest you'll just have to learn along the way.

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The 17 Best Unpopular Opinions From The Minds Of Millennials

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There are those opinions that are almost fact because everyone agrees with them. Waking up early is horrible. Music is life. Sleep is wonderful. These are all facts of life.

But then there are those opinions that hardly anyone agrees with. These ones -- from Twitter, Pinterest and Reddit -- are those types of opinions that are better left unsaid. Some of these are funny. Some are thought-provoking. All of them are the 17 best unpopular opinions around.

1. My favorite pizza is Hawaiian pizza.

2. Binge watching television is not fun and actually difficult to do.

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4. Milk in the cup first... THEN the bloody tea.

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6. "Space Jam" was a sh*t movie.

7. Saying "money cannot buy happiness" is just wrong.

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This Is The Type Of Alcohol You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Time to get white girl wasted.

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While many choose to ignore their zodiac sign and don't partake in the daily reading of their horoscope, there's no doubt that your astrological sign has something to do with the way that you act.

This being said, I took the liberty of researching all of the zodiac signs and applying them to some of our favorite (and least favorite) alcohols.

Regardless of what you choose to read about and believe, take a minute to read below, because you'll probably be shocked at how "you" it is.

Aries (March 21 - April 19): Moonshine

Aries are known to be independent, leaders, passionate, motivated, and are always "chiefs" instead of "Indians". All things considered, moonshine is the perfect alcohol to describe an Aries. In its purest form, it is the alcohol that broke us into the world of libations. Moonshine has a bold, strong front, which I believe can also be said about many Aries people.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Red Wine

At their core, Tauruses are trustworthy, ambitious, intelligent, and well-intentioned people. Much like Tauruses, red wine is a trustworthy go-to of many, especially housewives looking for a late-night drink. Red wine is often enjoyed by people with a higher taste level, as the flavors can be analyzed and have much more depth. While red wine can be considered a higher-end beverage, there are also plenty of cheap wines (going back to Tauruses being generally down-to-earth people). As a whole, red wine and Tauruses go hand-in-hand.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20) : Vodka

Geminis are often described as dynamic, outgoing, quick-thinkers, and overall well-rounded people. For these reasons, vodka is the best alcohol to embody Geminis. Vodka is easily the most versatile of the alcohols, making it easily relatable to Geminis. Much like Geminis, vodka can come in just about any variety, can adapt, and can also be mixed with many things (just like Gemini's capability to work their way into any and all social situations). Overall, vodka's ability to adjust makes it extremely relatable to Geminis.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Craft Beer

With traits such as a strong intuition, being emotional, a deep personality, and occasionally being stand-offish, Cancers and craft beer truly relate deeply. Much like cancers, craft beers can often seem intimidating at first, but once you are introduced, your world is changed for the better. Cancers and craft beers are often difficult to understand and there are many different sides to them. Their varying types and flavors are expansive and what they have to offer varies.

Leo (July 23 - August 22): Fireball

Leo's traits of interest include warmth and kindness, boldness, courage, a high self-esteem, and intelligence. Fireball is bold and intense, and offers courage to those who choose to drink it. Its pungent flavor relates to the strong personality of Leos, whether that be for better or worse. Leos and fireball are open to all but can sometimes be an acquired taste.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Cheap Beer

Overall, Virgos are thought to be kind and smart, and will always lend a hand to someone in need. They are the ones that want to get the job done quickly and with little to no difficulty. Much like your cheap beer of choice (perhaps Natural Light, Bud Light, Keystone, or PBR), Virgos get the job done. They know their purpose and are always down to play the game. Virgos are also known to be friends for life, just like the Miller Light that you remember drinking all throughout your college years.

Libra (September 23 - October 22): Champagne

Libras are known for their kindness, intelligence, values of harmony, and are known to bring people together. Champagne contains similar qualities, as it is often drunk at weddings, engagement parties, on New Year's Eve, and generally, events where people are together and having fun. The fizz and bubbles of champagne well represent Libras' tendencies to be aloof and in the clouds. Libras excel at having the middle ground, much like the fact that champagne is the meeting point for many.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Tequila

Many Scorpios are recognized for personality traits like independence, passion, drive, and a hard front protecting their softer emotions. Tequila and Scorpios both seem intimidating at first but have so much more to them than what you initially see. They're reliable and upfront. Much like a bottle of tequila, Scorpios can f*ck you up, but you'll always go back because you love it/them.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Whiskey

Being headstrong, strong-willed, independent, and going against the current are all Sagittarius things. All of these traits are also those of the choice drink for college students and elderly men alike: Whiskey. Much like whiskey, Sags are up-front about things and are proud to be who they are. Both have a "take no shit" kind of attitude and are unapologetically themselves. However, much like a good whiskey, Sagittariuses need some time to age and mature.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Scotch

In their most basic form, Capricorns are smart and hardworking, with their goals always in mind and their eyes set towards better things. Capricorns and Sagittariuses are similar, however, Capricorns are much more goal-driven and have a little more of a head on their shoulders–making them just like scotch. While the main difference between scotch and whiskey is their geographic location, it's no secret that scotch is much more of an acquired taste, much like Capricorns. Capricorns take some getting used to, considering that they always know what they want.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Rum

Aquarius have two fairly different variations: One being fairly sensitive and closed off, while the other is energetic, exciting, and high-energy. In this way, they're extremely similar to some of my best friends, spiced and white rum. Spiced rum's warmth makes you think of a night at home–maybe sitting by a fireplace, reading a book or watching a movie–much like the somber Aquarius. Alternatively, white rum is sure to prepare you for a night out with your friends where you're bound to have a good time–which is easily comparable to the more eccentric of the Aquarius people.

Pisces (February 19 - March ): White Wine

By far the most important and obvious trait for a Pisces is understanding. Other parts of their personalities include being easy-going, accepting, affectionate, and gentle–making them just like a good white wine. While those with a more advanced palate enjoy a red wine, a delicious and crisp white goes down easily and will always be there when you need it. Pisces are more than willing to lend themselves to you in a time of need, just like how white wine will always be there after a breakup or a long day at the office.

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