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Will Girl Friends/boy Friends Ever Understand?  
User currently offlineDMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1174 times:

I was wondring if your girl friend/boy friend understand about your love for airplanes? Mine trys to understand but I think she thinks im a little crazy? I admire her for it! What do your girl friends/boy friends think of your love for airplanes?


DMD-11

29 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 725 times:

Hey y'all! wow, i am so excited! its a long story but it ties perfectly into this! I lost touch with this one girl i liked when i was in the third grade, now, seven years later, she got intouch wiht me through AOL! And you know how she found me? Airplanes are all over my profile! Her mom is a flight attendant for Mexicana and she loves planes too, but not as much as i do. And she completely understands my fascination for them, wow to think, airplanes helped her find me! this is so cool! So i guess that they work for something!  
-Tony


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 718 times:

"You love those planes more than me don't you!?! "

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 696 times:

My wife is a private pilot so she understands...

User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11660 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 689 times:

I use this line: I could be spending my spare time with drugs, thugs or other "extra cirricular" activities!! That settles any discussions.


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineYMQ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 678 times:

Hi all.
Have you seen the latest Woody Allen movie? It's the story of a jazz musician who's into train spotting and shooting rats at the dump....Now THAT is weird. Plane spotting is soooo mainstream...


User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 675 times:

Mine doesn't really know how much I love it so, I'm still in the clear. She's come with me to the airport once though.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 663 times:

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User currently offlinePandora From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 655 times:

It's funny how we see girls like all these TV guys.

It's the same kinda of concept, but turn girls into us and guys into airplanes.


User currently offlineCmul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 642 times:

No.

User currently offlineAir_Chick_757 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 655 times:

It depends of your guy/girl....
With me is cool. My boyfriend doesn't like airplanes but he thinks it's cool for a girl to like these boy things...
He even told me that someday we would spend an afternoon at the airport doing some plane spotting, just because I love aircrafts... how sweet of him!  
But I don't like my boyfriend... :|


Regards
Julie, Porto Alegre, Brazil

(BTW, our new airport is 60% done... yeah!)


User currently offlineB777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 641 times:

Same situation as Louis (I would have better word choice at the end though!).


User currently offlineNight Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 643 times:

Hi Everyone

Im in a similar situation to most people here. Im still in my flight training at the moment as is my g/f. We both fly at the same flying school and usually on the same day. Because of this, it makes it very easy do learn things and study as we can do these things together instead of spending time on our own to do this as Im sure those here who have been through school know, it is very boring :-)

Life can be great when you meet the perfect partner :-)

smooth landings to you all

Greg
Perth West Australia


User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 636 times:

Sure, my girlfriend understand and respect my love for airplanes, but she doesn't like it as much as I do. But she likes spotting, and she's also into taking pics of planes...so it works out pretty good.

User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 620 times:

I must be a closet spotter, 'cause when I went to AMS i made up some story about where I was going, rather than confessing to my partner that I was going on the train out to Schipol to spend the afternoon on the observation deck(where, by the way, I saw my very 1st Yak- 42 ..cant see those here in Kansas!!)

User currently offlineBizclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 614 times:

My wife is a frequent flyer out of necessity. She doesn't know anything about the planes and I don't think she really cares. When I pick her up at the airport I ask her what kind of plane she flew on (although I already know) and she always says I don't know. But I took her spotting at YVR once last year and now on the weekends she asks me if I will take her to the airport to watch the planes. She still doesn't know a Dash8 from a 767 (I know I know) but she likes to watch them land and take off. That's OK with me!!
She thinks I get a little intense about aviation sometimes but she accepts it and loves me for it. She is a lawyer so it goes both ways. hahaha...


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 603 times:

doesn'tt know a Dash8 from a 767, eh? Better not try to explain "Engines Turn Or People Swim" to her!    


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineAkelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 600 times:

My wife understands - she knows that everybody needs a hobby, and airplanes are mine!

She does find it amusing though when I pick a certain flight just so I can get on a particular type of aircraft, or when I get excited when I lay my hands on the latest airliner book, or when I'm up till 2 in the morning on airliners.net (okay, she doesn't care for the last one - she'd much rather have me in bed with her!).

She knew I was hopeless when last year I needed one more segment to get Continental Elite status. I had a business trip to Baltimore scheduled for the last week of December. I was originally going to drive (it's only a three hour drive from where I live). So to get my segment I booked a flight on Co Express to BWI. My wife got scared to death because of the y2k fears during that time. She told me I was crazy, endangering my life, etc. But I had booked the trip by then, so there was no getting out of it! I took the trip, I got my segment, and I got my elite status!



User currently offlineFlytime From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 587 times:

I'll tell ya. One of the best results from my divorce was not to have my wife NAGGING about the amount of time I spent plane spotting.

Any new lady that comes into my life now must share my passion for aircraft.

Guess that explains why I'am still single.


User currently offlineABQ757 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 577 times:

Well my girlfriend Sarah doesnt mind it at all. Sometimes she will go with me spotting, but only if we go somewhere she want to go after. After our dates we sometimes go to the "Spot", but its at night, but boy, those beacons and runway lights give off a romantic glow. But enough of that, this isn't "Romance" forum. But yeah, my girl likes planes too, and she understands my obsession with Airliners, just as long as i admire her most and i do. Airliners are second to Sarah.

User currently offlineEI133 From Ireland, joined Jan 2000, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 569 times:

I dont have a partner so I cant really answer this question.My friends have mixed reactions to my huge interest in aviation.Some people love it others hate it.There is nothing I hate more than when I ask people what aircraft did they fly on.They usually dont know so I have to decipher it by asking what airline and the seating config.I think I would rather have a relationship with someone who shared my interest.EI133

User currently offlineBoeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 474 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 572 times:
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I spend too much time with airplanes to meet people! Not really, but it seems that way sometimes. Hey Flytime, I am still single! ;-)

Carolyn


User currently offlineTwa747100 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 567 times:

Broke up with her...
well a 747-400 will never backstab me like that    
matt


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (14 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 568 times:

My close friend who is a girl (were not boyfriend/girlfriend, yet...) says that when I become an airline pilot she'll be my "#1 fan and passenger."

May god bless her. She's been my strongest supporter through all my ups and downs. I miss her.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineCricri From France, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (14 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 559 times:

My wife is f/a so she understands very well how the passion can be so strong ; sometimes, due to her job, she feds up a little bit with airplanes when she is tired after a long-haul but it never lasts a very long time and, quickly, she can't stand anymore for her next flight. Regarding my friends, some of them are my friends because they love a/c, and for the others, I don't speak too much with them on this subject because I know that they won't understand the stuff.
My parents have their house located exactly in the heading of the runway, on final turn ; they find airplanes interesting and are amused that their son can be so addicted.


25 Bofredrik : I never tell a new girlfriend (I change often) about this until she is in love with me... Then it is safe! They will never understand the beauty of a
26 Post contains images Ben2 : She understands pretty well. I drag her along with me to spot at SAN when it's busy so it's more exciting for her. I also quiz her, and she's gotten q
27 Boeing 777 : I don't have a girlfriend at the moment, but at least one trait I'd look for in her is that she should at least doesn't mind flying in any a/c. And no
28 UniverseMaster : Im sorry but they really know how to make a guy feel special! UniverseMaster
29 Montenegro : Mine is very wondering how about so many people have mine same hobby. I show her the Airliners net and all the people into, she see often the mail tha
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