Dating a pilot
So if we don’t answer the phone or your texts right away, it usually means we are wrangling up kids or trying to concoct something edible or attempting to take a shower while we have 5 minutes by ourselves. It works like this: pilots have seniority based on their hire date. Because in our chaotic world, nothing is better than knowing that there’s stability out there somewhere.
You know your kid is at school, and you have an idea of when lunch is and you know when they’ll be home, right? We honestly try to make an effort, because we know that our friendship is a little more high-maintenance than others.
And yet it is not always smooth sailing, either for the pilots or their partners.
So if you are keen to date someone from this professional class, here are a few things to keep in mind.
We can be complicated, and sometimes being friends with us takes a little more work than “normal”. In fact, some are even near poverty level, especially in the early stages of their careers.
But first, I have to let you in on a few “insider” secrets. While a good number of pilots make a decent living, the majority are nowhere near rolling in it.