Hmmm....couldn't really give advice
as mine would probably not work for anyone who has common sense, if you do have common sense you'd never do what I did.
I was happily divorced, had a great pooch pal and a good boat, I was in the process of shedding all my "stuff", selling off my house, selling my then current
boat to buy a more cruising oriented boat and looking to leave for awhile. Not out of mid life crisis but to continue my wondering and explorations. As a youth a traveled by motorcycle to all of North America, in my 20 year career in the corporate world I'd traveled most of the world, or at least most places you could see from shore bound transportation. It was time to get back to wandering and exploring.
I was quite happy on my own, but also remember all the beautiful places I had seen and experienced, but had no one to share those experiences with. I had no interest in dating younger women, they sure looked great, but as soon as they opened their mouth the pain would start, they lacked perspective, they lacked experience, they lacked intestinal fortitude, in other words, most were high maintenance
primadonas, no thanks. They sure looked good, but no thanks, not one of them would ever even contemplate living aboard
, not one of them had the spine required to travel the world by small vessel.
Dating sites? Really? Most of those women are looking for a sugar daddy to sucker. The perfect man, who doesn't exist, no thanks.
A year before I was planning to leave I met a woman at the a post sail race
party, she was the only woman on a race
boat crewed by an all male crew and didn't take any crap from any of them. We hit it off right away but were both wary of any kind of instant commitment, she was independent and quite comfortable financially as I was, neither had the need for a partner. WHen she dropped by the dock
the next day to visit, she basically looked my boat over to see how well it was maintained and outfitted, score one for her critical eye and having her priorities straight.
After six months of dating I was slowly changing my view, as was she, we were thinking this might just work, we both had similar attitudes, and stiff spines, when she jumped in to help strip the hull
on my boat I knew she had what it took, she was no wilting flower, and she didn't run away from a challenge.
It's now 10 years later, we married, adopted two boys and are finishing up the boat we're leaving on this year. Has it been easy? No, has it been worth it? Yes.
Seems your looking in the wrong direction, the women your meeting don't have what it takes to live aboard either on a boat or a land based traveling vehicle.
Maybe you should be more honest on your dating write up, be up front about what your looking for, it'll save you a lot of wasted time and effort. If you want a young pretty princess (high maintenance) then sell the boat and buy a condo, with a large flat screen
TV where you can watch shows about boats.
My wife is closer to my age, strong, pretty and accomplished, which means she's a competitive, strong willed and challenging. If your looking for a sea going partner to refurb
your boat and travel on it your going to be looking for someone like that. They're few and far between, that much I know.