dating is great:-) Though it was a bit stressful living aboard
with two, until the relationship came to a close. As a single
guy, a boat is a great place to live, and if you get a stalker... You can move! ;-)
One wonderful lady I dated(we separated due to work/school putting us on opposite ends of the country very suddenly, she had the good sense to end it before it got unpleasant, unlike me) came to visit the other day commented on all the room in the boat. She's much better looking than I am, almost a decade older, with a book published on her travels, and a couple of good degrees... So I'm not too sure why you guys are worrying so much about it, if someone like that thinks it's great?
Just meeting the wrong people for your lifestyle. We met working at a camp years ago, and most of the outdoorsy people seem more comfortable with the idea of living on a boat...
I even asked her thoughts on dating someone who lived on a boat or living on a boat herself, thinking of this thread. Her only point of concern was that she wouldn't raise a family
on such a small boat because she thought it important for kids
to have a space of their own...
But until then thought it was a good sized space provided there was a bit of storage
elsewhere, or if both people had their own boats of the same size as mine(Alberg 30).
I wouldn't date someone who was totally focused on mall shopping
, bar hopping and expensives flights to resorts... Like teaching a pig to sing, it wastes their time, and annoys me. I'm as good at sitting in malls as I am at singing ;-).
My fellow live-aboard in the marina has a different perspective. He says living on a boat is the best and worst thing you can do for dating.
The first date it's Oh, you live on a boat?!
By the third it's Oh right... You live on a boat.
That being said there's a girl leaving a job at one of the best universities in the USA, to move up here and live on his 32' sailboat with all of it's leaks
, so I think living aboard
and dating works just fine!