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Dating a Fireman - Tips and Advice
Firemen often figure among the most-wanted list of dating partners for women. Their physical prowess coupled with a quick mind and a sense of duty towards the community make for a potent cocktail of desirable qualities which lots of women would like to have in their partners. So if you are keen on dating a firefighter, here are a few tips to help you along.
Look in the right places
Pubs and bars around fire stations have always been popular with firemen chilling out after duty or looking to grab a quick bite during the lunch break. So if you are interested in meeting attractive firemen, you could frequent these watering holes. Other than that find out about community events hosted by fire stations. Fire departments in towns and cities often visit schools, libraries and other important places in a neighborhood to talk about fire prevention and other safety issues. Make it a point to attend such events whether alone or kids in tow since these are good opportunities for meeting firemen when they are not stressed and more than happy to interact with members of the community. Also remember to drop off treats and donations regularly at your local fire station which apart from letting you come across the boys there, would also make you a well-known and welcome face at the station.
Yet another useful way of crossing paths with attractive firemen is to offer your services to your local fire station. To do this you need not actually get down to firefighting – that can be only done by professionals who have taken and passed the relevant courses – but instead you can look for other ways to help out the brave men who risk so much for the safety of the community. For instance, you can volunteer your typing services or offer to look after their filing system for a certain period. Every department of public service is bound to have a great deal of paperwork to sort out and your local fire station may be grateful to have someone to help them on this. Once you start frequenting the station, you will surely be meeting many of the firemen on a regular basis and you can easily choose someone single and interesting from among them.
Spruce yourself up
One common reason why women want to date firemen is because they are more often than not good looking and physically attractive. Firemen need to be strong and physically fit in order to be able to discharge their duties which could include taking the injured out from a fire or even using their physical strength to break down obstacles. In order to match up to the good looks of firemen, it would help if you could spruce up yourself as well. When you are going to a place where you know there might be a few guys from the fire station or are getting ready for your first date with a fireman, make sure that you do your hair and apply makeup to bring out your best features. Also dress attractively but not provocatively since firemen belong to a profession which puts a great store by a code of values.
Go for a lively conversation
Firemen are used to stress at their workplace which is probably why when they chill out, they like to have a good time. So when you strike up a conversation with a fireman, avoid discussing serious or overly intellectual topics. This is not to imply that they don’t have meaningful interests but that the first meeting is not the time to launch into issues like Third world poverty or a woman’s right to abortion. Keep your topics of conversation neutral and non-controversial but above all make sure that you chat about something that you both enjoy – a mutual hobby for instance or an interesting anecdote from his line of work.
Don’t push too hard
Even though you might want to date a fireman because of the noble nature of his profession, avoid prying too much into his duties. He may not be allowed to reveal too much about his work because of the sensitive nature of their fire-fighting operations or even if that is not a problem, he might want to be accepted for the person he is behind the uniform and not just as a firefighter. Over time, if your fireman boyfriend is assured that you are the kind of girl he wants to be with, you will be made part of his professional circle but till that time comes, don’t push for it.
If an attractive physique and a dashing uniform are the best part about a fireman’s profession, long working hours and an unpredictable routine are the aspects which are far less agreeable. So you may have planned for a romantic date a whole week in advance only to find out that your boyfriend is supposed to be on duty that evening or needs to rush to the fire station on an emergency. Even though being a fireman does not mean that you can’t have a personal or a family life, it would be sensible not to compare your partner’s working hours with someone who in a nine-to-five job or has a more sedate career like that of a professor.
Try to get along
The nature of work for firemen makes it essential for them to share a deep bond with their co-workers and especially partners. This is because in times of emergency they may be forced to depend on each other for their very lives and safety. So when your fireman boyfriend suggests that he take you to meet his buddies or to dinner at his boss’ place, consider it a privilege and try to get along. Avoid crossing swords with people from his work or stirring up a debate on sensitive topics. On the contrary, show enthusiasm in attending station picnics and gatherings so that you can get to know the inner workings of your boyfriend’s “second family”.