31 Reasons Why You Should Not Date a Graphic Designer

Graphic designers are everywhere. Some girls like them and some girls don’t. We are here to shed some light on why you shouldn’t date a graphic designer. We have 31 reasons + a bonus few. There is definitely more, but 31 is the chosen number this time around as January has 31 days. Haha.

Now these reasons aren’t facts, they are merely points of reference to laugh about and have fun with..Before we continue with the reasons though I want to share a little story with you that happened to me a few years ago.

I was 18 years old when I jumped into the design world as a graphic design student. Coming from a relatively conservative family, my mouth hung open on a daily basis when I got to know my fellow students around me. Everyone had their own things they did and liked and always seemed busy with some or other thing. This one guy, a very organized student, always had a cigarette in his mouth, eyes pulled thin because of the concurrent smoking. He always used disposable aprons when working in the studios. His fellow students couldn’t resist playing a prank on him and finally it happened. Everybody (or those who knew) was waiting in anticipation.

He walked to his locker, pulled out the neatly folded apron and without even inspecting(why should he?) put it on. The lecturer and all of the students suddenly burst out laughing. Neil looked down to see what the problem was and why everyone was laughing at him. When he looked down, he noticed that someone used a NT-cutter to cut out a perfect piece of art(not suitable for sensitive viewers) right over his genitalia. We couldn’t stop laughing for the entire lecture and Neil’s face was #FF0000.

Ok, now that you read my short story, here are the 31 reasons why you shouldn’t date a graphic designer.As I said some fairly true, others tongue in the cheek. You decide yourself.

31+ Reasons Why You Should Not Date a Graphic designer

  1. They analyze everything.
  2. Their furniture, if they care about furniture, usually is something from a weird era or style.
  3. They like packaging, that’s why they drink the content (same goes for food).
  4. Ohhhhhhhhhh, they loooooooooooooove each other…or not.
  5. Hate the fact that the client is always right.
  6. Watch the credit list to see if they know someone on it.
  7. They can’t do anything without first making a sketch on the “how to”.
  8. Invest in buying them a cutting mat for their birthday… it will protect your tables.
  9. You think they are listening, but the chances are good that they are studying the pattern on your clothes.
  10. Everything they do are original, they never copy.
  11. They don’t fear drawing on the floor.
  12. For that cold-winter-fire-place- days, take out your photos and see what they can do with them.
  13. Draw them a picture, don’t bother with text and numbers.
  14. Often they can tell you about “famous people”, long dead, as if they knew them personally.
  15. They love cameras, take photos when you least expect it, post them in different shapes and sizes, in and on anything, including Facebook.
  16. Ask everybody’s opinion and still do their own thing.
  17. Use any font, except Comic Sans.
  18. They had drawing tablets before we even knew it existed.
  19. If you want to redecorate, please consult with them first.
  20. Somewhere, within their humble abode, you will find a souvenir like a stolen street sign.
  21. The chances are good that they have studied at the Google University for Graphic Design.
  22. They only use Excel when their client needs a customized Invoice as part of their CID, otherwise they hate it.
  23. They can’t pass a museum without entering.
  24. They can most probably assist with the rewrite of the latest edition of the Kamasutra manual.
  25. Often you show them something to read, instead they criticize the layout.
  26. They love commenting on the menu design when going to a restaurant.
  27. Be very careful to ask them about their music collection. It could be a painful and nasty surprise.
  28. Their cooking often ends up in an artistic explosion.
  29. Deadlines to them are like bungee to adrenalin junkies.
  30. They rather spend their money online than buying you a birthday present.
  31. When in the sun they look for a drop shadow to sit under.
  32. Often find themselves giving their family a lecture about colour profiles.
  33. Sometimes you wonder if comic sans is part of your blood-pressure problem.
  34. Actually checked-out the following hex colours: FOCCED AND EFFOFF.
  35. Their refrigerator magnets remind you of a grid system.
  36. They know Lorem Ipsum off by heart.
  37. Their CD collections are organized according to the Pantone Chart.
  38. They believe that erasers should be part of life

As you can see, there is still a lot of other reasons that could be added to the list, but for now this is the list that I want to post.

I hope you enjoyed it and laughed a little.
Tell me what I could have added so that we can add it to the list.

Featured Image: Couple sitting watching on Shutterstock

Pieter Els is a graphic designer at Inconcept Media, Jeffreys Bay. He kicked-off his career with extensive research and design of learning material for print, presentation and online learning. After a successful career in this field, he decided to turn back to his original choice he studied for and gain experience in both print and online design for the retail industry. After running his own studio for a while, he decided to join a team in a ever growing technological environment.

  1. Reply MikSas January 30, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    “Ask everybody’s opinion and still do their own thing…” NAILS it on the head, hahaha!

  2. Reply Albertine Watson February 2, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    These don’t really seem like reasons why you shouldn’t date someone. Are qualities such as “Everything they do is original, they never copy” (fixed for grammatical error) and “They had drawing tablets before we even knew it existed” really a problem…?

  3. Reply Creative IT February 5, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Now these reasons aren’t facts, they are merely points of reference to
    laugh about and have fun with..Before we continue with the reasons
    though I want to share a little story with you that happened to me a few
    years ago.

  4. Reply FRANKKENYAN February 6, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    Funny..lol…but these are just the reasons to date ANYBODY!

  5. Reply Nkom Emmanuel February 9, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    80% I relate to me

  6. Reply Stan Faryna February 10, 2013 at 1:08 AM


  7. Reply Polkadoodles February 10, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    omg hilarious – the sad thing is as a GD there were only about 3 of these that werent true about me – loooooooove that! or maybe not. ; )

  8. Reply Devan Taylor February 14, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Great article! Shared this on my design Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DevanMistDesigns

  9. Reply mickle February 20, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Be-fores we continuous with the reasonless thoughts I wastes to share a Little Stormy with you maths happens to me a few year’s ago.


  10. Reply suricatita February 26, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    this is both funny and sad

  11. Reply wongface May 25, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    “Everything they do ARE original…”

    Lawlz, grammarz.

  12. Reply trape petra November 11, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    ONe more reason : he ‘s just not that into you!

  13. Reply trape petra November 11, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    and he’s just nor into you

  14. Reply Alice December 3, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    34 is inaccurate bc there are no Os in hex colours. Hex colours only accept zeros. [:

    • Reply natehawkes December 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM

      I was just about to say the same thing. Glad someone else picked it up.

  15. Reply Regina Onnagan December 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    saw this as “31 reasons why you SHOULD date a graphic designer”

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