Working in a restaurant has its struggles. But dating someone who works in a restaurant, man, that comes with another category of struggles.

Here are the 10 Things That Only Happen When You’re Dating A Server

1. You get pretty used to the smell of grease.

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And…other strange, strange scents.

2. You no longer question large amounts of cash in their pocket every weekend.

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It did seem sketchy at first, OK!

3.There has never been a “spontaneous” weekend get-away. Ever.

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Hey, friends, why do we have to go to Block Island on Friday, why not Wednesday…and be home by Thursday afternoon?

4. Your stories from work don’t even come close to theirs.

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I know you had a guest throw his spaghetti on the floor out of anger, but Bob jammed the copy machine… AGAIN!

5. You have stopped buying coasters, notebooks, and pens.

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Your apartment is basically the land of lost stationary at this point.

6. Sleep schedules are… tricky.

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When you’re waking up for work, they are just getting back. So convenient!

7. If Orange Is The New Black, then Monday is the new Friday.

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Yah, I’ve got “crazy eyes” for you even though I have to work at 8 tomorrow morning.

8. You basically are dating the best mathematician of our generation.

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I haven’t seen anyone do mental math that fast since Alan in The Hangover

9. Speaking of which, they’re basically your therapist.

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The amount of people that tell them their life story a day makes you seem…normal.

10. And, most importantly, you’ve gained a greater respect for the industry.

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From never tipping anything less than 20%, never begging to go to brunch again, and appreciating a good wine uncorking, you have gained a new outlook on the art of a well-run restaurant.

Dating someone in the restaurant industry… 1, we feel for you, and 2, tweet us at @getupserve with any other rants you may have.

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Hannah can be found riding the slopes of New Hampshire by winter and riding the waves of Rhode Island by summer. In order to satisfy a constant sweet tooth, you can find her bouncing between Ellie's Bakery and Pastiche, both in Providence, RI.