35+ Reasons not to date a Photographer… and counting!

Ever dated a photographer? If yes then you probably know what this is about. If not, then have a good laugh reading these!


  1. They’d rather hold their bulky camera, than hold hands with you.
  2. That photo they randomly took of you yesterday? Good luck getting them to send it to you.
  3. They always want to show a new photo they took, but don’t really care if you like it or not.
  4. They take pictures of random objects, and if you don’t like them, well too bad, your mental capacity for art is low.
  5. On a romantic date, you’ll watch the sun go down and think “Wow this is gorgeous” and they’ll go “mirror lock, tripod, and stop down f/8 at 1/125.”
  6. You’ll never be able to enjoy tv, movies, or magazines because they’ll point out all the visual flaws.
  7. They like to sit in obscure coffee shop and voyeuristically watch people for great lengths of time.
  8. If you’re taking a walk outside and you come across some “interesting light” they will make you sit/stand/pose in public so that they can take a photo.
  9. You’ll never get to enjoy freshly cooked meals because they’ll spend 15 minutes taking 20 variations of the same dish with their iPhone.
  10. They get angry when your friends go up to them and say “I am interested in photography, can you recommend a good camera for me? Nothing professional I just want to take pretty pictures.”
  11. You’ll wait longer for them to finish analyzing art in a museum than you’ll wait at the dmv. Same goes with old used bookstores.
  12. They are actually using you to not look so creepy as they watch people going on around you.
  13. They rather drop $1,000+ on a new lens than a purse for you.
  14. They’ll never photoshop something simple for you if the content is not up to their “standards.”
  15. They spend all their time on the computer (and not for porn.)
  16. They still use film cameras.
  17. They spend a lot of time with people cooler than you i.e. models, actors, musicians, successful rich people.
  18. They’ll be fussy over the position of a common household object, like a coffee cup.
  19. They won’t return your calls or text messages, but you can bet they’re still posting pics on Instagram.
  20. They like watching old films that you’ve never heard of or will ever understand.
  21. They like looking at weird things in general.
  22. Instead of having penis-envy, they have camera-gear-envy.
  23. Everything is watermarked.
  24. They think everyone else’s photos suck.
  25. They want to color correct a lot of scenes from Twilight and Jersey Shore.
  26. They like trespassing into old abandoned buildings filled with health hazards.
  27. They hate your friend’s new artsy profile picture.
  28. Bright, sunny days make them sad, but cloudy, overcast days are apparently great!
  29. They’ll take you into places that have “culture” as well a high chance of getting mugged.
  30. Your birthday present will probably be a portrait that they’ve taken of you.
  31. You can’t go anywhere new without them stopping to take a photo of everything and anything.
  32. They will always bug you to be a test subject.
  33. Bringing their camera means, bringing 50lbs of equipment.
  34. If you break any of their things on accident, you’ll owe them thousands of dollars.
  35. They are natural hoarders, collecting and keeping piles of old newspapers, packaging, magazines, and other things that “inspire” them.
  36. They have hard drives full of photos, but probably have printed 10 images.
  37. They are always secretly judging your creativity.
  38. If you’re ever in auto mode, they laugh at you.
  39. They orgasm every time they learn a new lighting technique.

My sympathies for people who’ve gone through any of these. Can you suggest more reasons?

Credit: Not A Starving Artist.


5 comments on “35+ Reasons not to date a Photographer… and counting!

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