The starving artist, the pretentious artist, the sensitive artist — there are a lot of stereotypes out there about artists, but it’s not just their careers they have to defend. Want to know what it’s really like to date an artist? I spoke with Cory Huff, founder of The Abundant Artist.com, and Annush Mac Leod, the wife of Miami cartoonist Hugh Mac Leod, of Gaping Void.com, to set the record straight.
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“You can’t have a perspective of the world without being involved with the outside world,” she said.
According to Huff, 20,000 people graduate from art school every year, and having been an actor since he was a kid, he knows firsthand that artists come in all different shapes, sizes and personalities — some even come as cowboys.
Well, so do artists — just not in the extreme way people think.
“Professional artists are like professionals in any other field, and they deserve to be taken seriously,” Huff said. I think artists are still responsible for taking care of their relationships, but people should understand art is just as serious of a career as any other career.” Mac Leod added to that, stating that just because some artists go on binges where they spend days immersed in their work, this doesn’t mean they aren’t committed to their personal relationships as well.
Around one in four relationships start online now, and among the millennial generation, the number is likely to be even higher.
But as our smartphones become increasingly powerful, fewer of us are dating from behind our desktops, rather turning to the digital devices in our pockets.
Don’t spend twenty minutes agonizing over what message to send.