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Old 13-07-2010, 15:32   #31
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we haven't cruised yet, but are getting ready to. in the course of so doing have talked to good friends who cruised for several years (we're married, they're married).

they said they felt a bit naive when they realized after about three months how many times they'd be subtly propositioned to swing

their advice was to watch out for married cruisers who tended to be more promiscuous than single folks on land!

dunno... maybe they just have that look. don't mean to drag the thread down to the X rating, but when i saw the title and remembered that bit of advice, i couldn't help but laugh.
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Old 13-07-2010, 16:22   #32
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Old 13-07-2010, 16:36   #33
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Hmm, I don't quite know how to answer. My sig other and I have been together for about 10 years. Haven't done any real cruising yet although now that I'm retired I'm getting the boat set up.

I was under the impression that more and more people just live together without the other baggage. I can see marriage if one is going to raise a family or perhaps for legal/financial reasons but otherwise....?

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As stated in earlier posts there are probably a significant percentage of cruising couples who are not married - especially amongst the senior folks. Retirement benefits, medical etc. these days are quite often locked at your status on the retirement date, so getting married is more a ceremonial step than anything else. With some females I understand there can be negative financial aspects to getting "re-married."
- - Most of the "married" senior cruisers I have met have been married since high school and have remained honestly "in love" their whole lives together. That was a revelation to me as I rarely saw those couples on land. That they still existed was uplifting and inspiring.
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Old 13-07-2010, 19:11   #35
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we have been together for 12 years and full time cruisers for the last 3 - nothing on land except family and friends - we both quit work in our early 60s and would take a real hit financially if we married - and we have no plans to marry
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Old 13-07-2010, 20:36   #36
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Married 37 years to a wonderful woman 06/29/10 divorce final 07/09/10. She not too interested in cruising and I am not gonna be the "church guy" anymore.

I gotta boat that is about ready for prime time but it takes 2 to safely operate. bet I figger it out though. Divorce is a bitch, not fun at all. Very Sad
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Old 26-08-2010, 06:08   #38
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Married 40 years and cruising . I love it she loves it! I guess I am very fortunate.I take care of the boat,she cooks no matter how rough the weather is...great team. I am married to one of a kind.
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Old 26-08-2010, 06:42   #39
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Not married but committed. He came to look at a boat I had for sale so he could learn to sail, then buy a bigger boat and go cruise the Caribbean. I said 'Ohhh I want to do that too'.......

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Capndj - Don't get discouraged - she is out there - it only took me 20 years to find mine.
Me too 2 months after being married took new wifey with no experience of small boats on an open topped rib across the English Channel into the teeth of a F6 for 6 hours. Soaked, sore, bruised and tired I later asked wife if we should buy a yacht because they have loos, beds & cookers to make life more comfortable. Funnily enough we now have a yacht and the rib sold, she is very happy

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Destined to be single and not to cruise.

Cant get much more opposite than that can it?
You've been watching too much Corrination Street

He is out there somewhere
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You've been watching too much Corrination Street

He is out there somewhere
Nope. I really don't get that.
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You've been watching too much Corrination Street

He is out there somewhere
If your suggesting Ken Barlow, euuwwww no thanks, I would fancy Stephanie Beecham first.

Anyway im busy enough as it is with my baby due tomorrow or Saturday. Its been a difficult pregnancy and cant wait for the delivery.
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Nope. I really don't get that.
Kate, even if you have been away from the homeland for a decade you will be familar with the Coronation Street story line. Away Ken Barlow has a fling with Stephenie Beecham (used to dream over her as a teenager, older woman, hot tottie thing ) who lived on a canal barge. Sadly it didn't work out so she sailed off into the sunset on her canal narrowboat.

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