Airline crew dating
It's Saturday night at Cafe Iberico in Downtown Chicago. The array of authentic Spanish tapas and red wine at our table transports us back to our travels in Barcelona.George and I are finally catching up on the latest developments of my love life.If it was not for the minor detail that George is gay and does not share my love of internet memes, the two of us would make an awesome couple.
Over the past few years, while the flight attendant edition of the dating game has been fun at times, it does get a bit frustrating.
It's gotten so frustrating that I haven't really wanted to blog about it.
But, now that I'm back in optimistic mode (kinda), I figured it would make for an interesting topic about my life.
As I mentioned in my random list, the ideal and fantasy of dating a flight attendant is far from the truth.
Quite frequently the assumptions about my romantic life by both men and women are amusing. I'm still surprised, that a lot of people still have this idea of flight attendant as a glamorous 1960's Pam Am jet-setter.
Okay, I try to look glamorous every now and then, but the steamy love affairs in that Pam Am television series is not anything remotely close to reality.First and foremost, the hotels are not as posh and the pilots are not that young nor cute. The truth of the matter for me is that, when I meet someone for the first time, I often dread the "What do you do? When I disclose my job, I find that the conversation quickly begins to revolve around into their personal airplane stories and a endless barrage of questions that I have answered numerous times before.When it comes to a potential mate knowing my occupation, the only upside of such a line of questioning is that very quickly I'm usually able to distinguish between the womanizers, leeches and perverts simply by the questions they ask first.I can determine who's more fascinated with the uniform and occupation rather than me, the actual person.And then there are those that are excited about the possibility of free flights and buddy passes (aka users).Others are turned on by the possibility that I may not be around as much as a normal woman (players).The other category are those that assume that because I'm on the go, I have multiple boyfriends or I sleep around (insecure jealous types maybe? But, as I generalize the men I've dated, I know that every man doesn't easily fall into such catagories.There are those who understand a job is just a job. (..maybe it's me with the issues...hmmmm) Dating in itself is challenge for anyone.Dating as a flight attendant has a new layer of challenges, but also it has different opportunities as well.Travel and adventure are a part of the package with me (although not free).And I like that my dating pool is wider because I'm not limited by geography.