Originally Posted by Reality Check
My hat is off to those that have located their long term sail mates. Far too many fain love of the sailing adventure only to later find out it isn't like being on a 3,000 passenger cruise ship
with all the amenities.
I also find this to be true. If sharing sailing is very important, I think it's much better to focus on finding someone who is a sailing partner first with a possibility of it becoming more, rather than looking for the romance first.
If you enjoy cruising with someone, but don't hit it off romantically, you've at least had a wonderful cruise
and expanded your circle of sailing partners. If you start a romance, and they really dislike sailing, both the cruise
and relationship will get really ugly.
I've done both. I'd much rather have had a great cruise and new sailing partner than share a cruise with a new relationship that ends up hating the cruise, hating sailing and wants me to give up what I enjoy for her, which won't work out anyways.
Again, many online places go find crew, romantic or not listed on my website. I've used a few of them, and regarding one previous post, I don't think finding people to sail with online is any creepier than meeting them any other way and is every bit as valid as sailing people discussing anything else about sailing online in these forums