Tuesday, 13 December 2011
I know enough people who've dated/been married to/been friends with firefighters that they're on my "thanks, but no thanks list".
But I'm trying to be more open, and less.... judgmental with the dating site guys, so I messaged this guy back.
Meanwhile, I tried to convince myself that it was a good idea to try dating a firefighter, so I talked to my one girlfriend who dated a fireman long term to see her point of view.
She said that maybe, yes, there were more guys in that job who were unfaithful, but that didn't mean they all were. Maybe it just attracted men of a certain personality who were more likely to cheat, but that there were definitely good guys who were firefighters and that her ex had been one.
And then I called C-Dawg, because she's a huge fan of firefighters for their general hotness and hunkiness.
"Should I go on a date with a firefighter?"
"Dude. Think about it. He's strong. And brave. And you've already shown me his picture, so you know he's good looking. He's probably strong enough to pick you up and carry you to bed you know. And he'll keep fit, so he's, you know, probably got a good body too."
At which point I got all giggly imagining a very hunky guy lifting me up in his manly arms and carrying me to bed where I could admire his muscle-y chest and . . . yeah.
I think it's the first time I've really understood why some women get all giggly over firemen.
But, not to worry. Firefighter guy joined the ranks of online dating men who disappeared off the face of the internet, so I don't have to worry about any future infidelities or freak outs about whether or not he was going to die at his job that day.
It's all good.