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Why love a Seafarer?

Many of us must often question ourselves whether it is worth falling in love with a seafarer. Should I love a seafarer? Is it meaningful to love one whose destiny is to spend days away from me? Someone who will spend most days in the lap of the ocean? Will the love survive the parting? The answer to all these questions is yes. No one said love is easy, be it with a land dweller or a seafarer. Love requires effort, no matter how close or far you are.

It is true that a sailor spends long periods of time away from home and family and there might be times when you feel lonely and alone. But this is the only disadvantage of loving or marrying a sailor. Rest everything is worth the little pain of parting.


When you fall in love you want a partner not a dependent. Mariners are independent and dependable. They develop this trait while being responsible for their, their crew’s, their vessel’s safety. They deal with the same sense of responsibility towards the ones they love and care for. You’ll never have a moment of weakness with them around as they’ll be the ones you can depend on.

Flexible and Compromising

Men and Women who work at sea have to work with people from different regions, religions, with different attitudes, beliefs, habits and thus the sailors become adept at adjusting with people. Being in a relationship with a seafarer means they’ll be considerate to your needs and would be willing adjust accordingly whereas many others would make it an argument.

Devoted and Loving

As seafarers stay away from home for long periods their love for their spouse never fades as they say, “distance makes the heart grow fonder”. Each time your love returns from sea you’ll feel that fresh feeling of new love as that’s how love will remain forever. With a career in Merchant Navy time off is measured not in days but in months and hence, when they are at home you can plan long romantic getaways, quality family holidays and exciting adventure trips without working about work.

Value time

When works on a ship they are taught punctuality from the very first moment. Hence, it becomes second nature to them. So, they’ll never keep you waiting. Also mariners get limited time with their family and hence, realize its importance and utilize it to the fullest. They’ll value each and every minute that they get to spend with you. You’ll feel cherished.

Feeling of Pride

Most of all and above all else, you’ll feel proud looking at your partner because you’ll know they work very hard to keep the world trade moving. You can tell your friends with pride that you husband or your wife is a mariner who is one of those responsible for almost 90% of the world trade. He or she is the backbone of world economy.

So, no need to think twice. Find yourself a cute seafarer and fall in love! And when you start thinking about marriage and aren’t sure, read our blog listing 12 reasons why sailors make great husbands.

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Neha Gupta

A Professional writer with over 10 years of experience, I love writing and learning about new areas during the process. Writing about merchant navy has given me a close look at the sacrifices made by the seafaring community and it is a pleasure to bring to light, through my blogs, for all to see and view, the hard work and dedication of these unsung heroes i.e. the seafarers.

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3 thoughts on “Why love a Seafarer?”

  1. I am a seafarer’s girlfriend, soon to be wife, and I totally agree with everything stated on this article. Yeah, it’s never easy being apart with the one I love most, but I must say, the parting and the waiting are all worth it.

    1. Thank you Jonnah. We wish you and your seafarer a great life together. If you would like to share your and your seafarer’s story, we’ll love it.

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