You're wondering if you should date a trucker. Or you might be a trucker wondering if you should date as a truck driver.
First based on your current goals and commitments should you be dating at all? Then, you have to ask yourself, "What do I know about the trucking lifestyle. What can I expect." (You'll find that down the page.)
For example, can you deal with...
These are issues you will have to face when dating a trucker. There are issues that you will have to face as a trucker dating.
Then you have to look at whether or not you have thought about what qualities you want in a person. Oh yeah? What are they?
Whether he or she is a trucker or not, what type of attitude, personality, personal goals, do you desire in a partner? And the most important one... Does he/she plan on stopping trucking and if so when?
AND are you ok with that time horizon. Is the time frame negotiable?
And what are the plans to be able to carry out that plan?
Make sure this conversation unfolds in a manner and with future that is in line with what type of life you want for yourself.
This line of thinking has been absent in dating. It's even more important when that dating is involving a truck driver.
What about your plans for the future. Would a trucker fit into that vision? Of course the level of seriousness in your dating will make a difference in how compatible the driver needs to be.
These are some questions that you might want to ask the trucker depending on how serious you plan on taking this relationship and what is important to you. Some questions are basically the same asked a different way.
This is useful to make sure you the right information.
Should you date a trucker? Or should a trucker date you? That's
another thing to think about. You have to be the right type of person
to deal with the trucking lifestyle to date a trucker as well.
What are you bringing to the table. Are you mentally, ready to be in a relationship and as far as a trucker......are you able to deal with him or her being gone for weeks at a time?
Here is something to keep in mind. If you are considering dating a trucker because you think he/she makes a lot of money, it's the wrong reason.
#1. They don't make that much the first year
#2. You need to do some soul searching if that is your goal. You need your own source of income.
#3. You need to look into much more than his/her bank account. If the money is there it doesn't mean he/she is the sharing type and it doesn't mean you will be happy or even taken care of. (compensated)
#4. Being dependent on someone financially is a sure path to depression and stress. Possibly worse including but not limited to abuse.
The video below is a response to a post a young lady made. Dating a trucker can be an exciting and fun or it could end up in misery. This video may or may not apply to you right now, but it points out some issues to be aware of either way.
If a trucker is brand new at trucking, he or she can't even communicate effectively you about what he/she is experiencing or can expect. That's not good for dating.
Trucking presents many challenges and has a lot of moving parts to it. That's why I always suggest to new drivers not to get in a relationship in their first year. My suggestion to you would be to take it slow for the same reason. If it were my daughter I would tell her to not date a trucker unless he had a year of experience plus a lot of other advice, lol.
Give you an example. They might want and plan to get home on a weekend coming up. They might tell the significant other to plan for it as well. The Tuesday prior to heading home, they have a break down or can't get a load headed to the house.
That will throw the schedule off. He or she might still make it home
by Friday but he/she might not. And that is just one example. It's
dealing with scheduling and knowing what can happen.
I will give you another, phone connection. Sprint is bad in many places. Kentucky, Louisiana in some area, west Texas, California some place etc. So he won't know until and won't know to tell you that.
He might not even realize it despite you having tried to call and can't explain to you why you couldn't get through.
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