They say knowledge is the key to (relationship) success :) So what should your significant other know about dating a writer?
Writers do not like lying in real life (only in fiction). If you know your writer well enough, you should be able to tell if they need praise.
Writers feed off of our own experiences; we love to see the world and go on adventures, and while we are avid planners, we are also spontaneous adventurers who try to find the story and purpose in everything. We love spending time with you, but we also need our alone time. Anything that helps us expand our creative horizons and assists us in doing what we love to do are always great gifts for any occasion. We will literally reevaluate every spoken word in that fight we got into three months ago to find some underlying meaning or deeply rooted symbolism. Eventually we will either get too exhausted to care, or write about it and never mention in it again. You’ll understand that we often write through our problems instead of talking about them.
Writing is art, and while sometimes it comes out like word vomit, other times it is a slow, reflective process that needs to be done in solitude. Any major issue that we go through, we write about it; whether it be physically sitting down at a computer, scribbling words into a diary or even mentally stringing along thoughts into composition, writers use their writing as a way to understand and cope with their environment and present situation.
The thing about writers is that they are alive and they write, and they draw on the experience of the former to work on the latter.
If you become part of a writer's life, you may very well end up in their work.