Relationships and the Music Industry Don’t Mix
The workload of anyone in the industry is hectic. I’m always in the studio, which leaves very little time for an actual relationship. I can’t speak for everyone right now, but I’m at the point in my career where I’m focused 100-percent on music and don’t really have the time or energy to devote to a relationship.
It all starts with being honest with yourself and knowing what you can and can’t handle. I see a lot of people who slack businesswise or career wise due to the stress and strains that some relationships tend to bring. Personally, I simply don’t feel like dealing with a relationship. It’s crunch time for me and with so many women in the industry just trying to come up or become known because of who they’re dating, you really have to be careful who you choose to be seen with, date, associate with, etc.
If you do choose to put up with a relationship, it should at least be with someone who is worthy of your time and someone you see with future potential. Many people are in ongoing relationships and there are just as many that are on the single and mingle tip.
To each his or her own.
Our greatest joys and pains come through relationships. We gotta have ’em, but the fundamental glue that holds relationships together is trust. Finding someone you can trust is the trick. A lot of the relationships I’ve had have always struggled with lack of time. You can’t really go into a relationship not giving. The best way to handle it is by being honest.
A lot of women you like or may date, it’s all trial and error. When you’re focused on your success it’s hard to sift through that. The relationships (that I’ve seen) that last longer in this industry are with women who are understanding and strong. And men in the industry are exposed to so much. We have it harder because all of the stuff we’re accomplishing; you got so many women coming at you. I know for me, it will have to be some kind of spiritual and emotional attraction, in addition to sexually, all in one woman that will do it for me.