In the wake of Hurricane Ian, thousands of lineworkers have traveled to Florida to fix downed power lines. “Bucket bunnies” are being warned to keep away by their wives.


Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Following Hurricane Ian, TikTokers Paige Baden and Emily Hosein browsed Bumble and Tinder and noted an increase in ” blue collar boys “, the lineman sent to fix downed power lines and outfitted in denim and hard hats.

“Just want any wives or girlfriends to know that their lineman husbands or boyfriends, now that they’re out of town helping us in Florida,” Baden said in an October 1 video , before switching to a slideshow of images of men with the title “lineman” displayed on their profiles. Baden claims to be from central Florida.

A 20-year-old Floridian named particularly one by @emilyhosein1 posted a TikTok with screenshots of linemen on dating sites. This generated a lively discussion on the app and led to wives making jokes about “bucket bunnies” and backlash from angry spouses in their answers.

Hosein’s video from September 26 received an viewed more than 9.3 million times rating. There are presently 381.2 million, 128.3 million, and 11.7 million views for the hashtags # linemen , # linewife , and # #bucketbunny , respectively.

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blue collar boys 5 Journeyman lineworkers sometimes spend weeks or months at a time on a construction site, which can strain many relationships and increase the likelihood of an affair.

Some of the men’s spouses were outraged by posts from so-called “bucket bunnies” women who are openly seeking these lineworkers, and the forum became awash in turmoil.

Line wives stitched that they were blue collar boys 6, blue collar boys 7, or blue collar boys 8.

The user @cassiehouse encouraged “bucket bunnies” to keep posting about the men they were seeing on dating apps despite the fact that her journeyman lineworker husband wasn’t currently in Florida.

She stated in an October 1 stitch, “For all of you girls who have discovered their boyfriend in this article, wait.” “For the next few months, pretend you don’t know. You exchange those terrible boys. Then, on his dime, you go live your greatest life.”

Some wives of line workers chose a different strategy.

You may eat a snack, said blue collar boys 9. “But honey, he knows and has a full lunch waiting for him at home.”

Just mention that if you’re thirsty or in need, she advised.

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particularly one by @emilyhosein1 0 A “pipeline wife,” @ohhmtee, gave the wives of lineworkers a three-fingered salute in support, ala “The Hunger Games.” Before Tik Tok, we battled with Row Hoes, she particularly one by @emilyhosein1 1 “I support all the wives of linemen as they get ready to face Florida’s bucket bunnies. Blue collar is a lifestyle, not a fashion.”

While some partners have focused their anger on “bucket bunnies,” others have drawn attention to the “hell” the real linemen may experience from partners who have found their infidelity through TikTok.

TikToker @alabama.sisi stated, “I promise the males fear the wrath of their old lady a lot more than whatever Hurricane Ian is dealing out right now.” particularly one by @emilyhosein1 2 . “I realize that’s a natural tragedy, but darling, if mine and I’m sure all the others are ever discovered on those TikToks, this will be hell handed to you in a motherfg handbasket.”

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backlash from angry spouses 2 Linemen spouses have expressed irritation over videos from self-described “bucket bunnies,” especially those that show excitement for the linemen, but they primarily seem to have made people laugh.

To dissuade posters from considering the “linemen wife life” desirable, spouses have added descriptions of their husband to dating profile slideshows, along with care instructions like “he enjoys the extra rinse cycle on his clothes” and “wash his laundry separately because of the smell and grime.”

In a TikTok video from October 1, Stephanie Hamelink (@effaniehams) remarked, “Let me know when you want to return him to sender so I can clean my house and hide the Amazon deliveries.”

It is not for the faint of heart, said another TikToker, Brit Hunter (@mrs.britthunter), to “bucket bunnies” in backlash from angry spouses 3. “I just want to tell you guys some of the things that come along with being a lineman wife, because it is not for the faint of heart.”

“Want to purchase and renovate a beautiful small 1950s farmhouse?” She went on, “Oh well. Your husband won’t be home to do it, so either pay someone to do it or do it yourself. And when he gets home, he is hungry and exhausted.”

The amateur sleuthing of the app has gained popularity along with the viral dating app screenshots. At least one of the men in the videos has been mistaken for a different individual with the same first name by TikTokers.

About the confusion, Blake DeMelo (blakeedemelo) posted an backlash from angry spouses 4. I don’t know what’s happening, but evidently I’m in Florida and using Tinder, he muttered.

On October 1, the real owner of the Tinder account, @tha balakay, addressed the situation with a video with the caption: “ backlash from angry spouses 5.”

Finally cleansed my name, DeMelo said, laughing.

Jake Tanner (@thatguyjake21), another male, claimed he recognized one of the widely famous Tinder profiles using one of his images even though the image had been taken in Iowa many years prior under the name “Landon.”

“The electricity company didn’t release us, and I don’t even have Tinder, so I can’t even work in Florida. So be careful—there are undoubtedly some con artists down there.”