After awhile he moved closer and then chose a local driving job.
He injured himself doing that, was out of work for almost 2 years and then had to search for a job.
Online dating can take you out of your comfort zone (in a good way, of course), you’ll learn a TRUCKLOAD about yourself and others, and you’ll find that practice truly does make perfect when it comes to dating.
I love my trucker boyfriend and have been in this type of relationship for over a year now so I am sharing my viewpoint and experiences.
This is not written to encourage or discourage anybody but I am not going to sugar coat anything either. When my boyfriend and I started dating he was NOT a truck driver, but it started out as a long distance relationship anyway because he lived over 3 hours away.
You criticize the towing company for being slow It takes 20 minutes to get the truck started, get the air system fully functional, then your 20 miles from where dispatch said you were.
Meanwhile he’s trying to get past the idiot who wont hang up his phone You hear the joke about fallen tow truck drivers and say they should have known better He walks down the shoulder praying you show respect and slow down and move over a little You see bright lights as you drive by He’s cleaning up a 10 car pile up in which 6 people died You stay at home watching t.v.
The 2 hours per day quota certainly goes out the window if you’re a long haul trucker, and the 15 hour per week rule is a challenge too.
Strive for this goal even though it isn’t always possible Plan for dates with each other.
The Life of a Tow Truck Operator You stay up for 16 hours He's been gone for 3 days You get to take a warm shower to wake you up The rain in the middle of the highway help keeps him up You complain of a headache and call in sick He's chilled to the bone, hasn’t eaten all day, has the flu, then runs to get a vehicle from an accident You drink your coffee, tea, etc.
on the way to the mall He's lifting a vehicle off a 5 year old child You make sure your cell phone is in your pocket He makes sure the roadways are clear You talk trash about your buddies not being with you to party He's picking up the car of a drunk driver who killed an innocent person You walk down the beach staring at the girls/guys He’s helping the police find the missing body parts You complain of how hot it is He is in the dead heat on the asphalt pulling drive lines, dragging cables and chains.
When singles meet through the internet or through mobile apps, they get to know one another through messages that lead to texts that could lead to phone calls or video chats (which could inevitably lead to possible wedding bells in the future, right?! In the world of a truck driver, there’s not a whole lot of time to waste trying to figure out if the attractive woman or charming man you start a conversation with in person is single, interested, or shares common interests with you before you’ve got to move on to your next stop.
Online dating works much more effectively to almost “shop” for the people that might just become your next someone special.
After all, when the forerunner dating site, launched in 1995, a mere 14% of Americans were internet users. And oh how our mindset has changed— these days about 60% of Americans agree that “online dating is a good way to meet someone.” Additionally, 1 in 5 adults (age 25-35) has admitted having used either an online dating site or app.