Cruising Match wants you to have the best possible experience by dating safely.
Cruise with Confidence.
Who are you and what are you looking for? Write your profile clearly explaining who you are and what you are looking for in a partner. Joining platonic, romantic or more adventurous groups lets you know people before going out.
We recommend a shore date or two before cruising. Prior to going to sea get to know your captain and shipmates. This could be a freshly caught fish meal in the galley while remaining comfortably at dock! Now you know if there are fish allergies and also if there is a good cook between you, before you are off-shore!
Day cruises before a long overnight trip also makes sense. Learn each other and learn the boat.
Common sense makes boating and dating safe.
Don’t boat and drink at the same time. Find out about any habits like smoking or drinking which are not compatible with yours.
Know whether or not your partner can swim.This is not something to find out in the middle of the ocean!
Pack first aid equipment, and any medications which you may need. Then check the depearture proceedure, saftey and survival equipment. The captain will check diesel/gas, marine weather and currents as well as general preparedness.
Captains should always make sure to explain safety procedures on board and provide life jackets for everyone. If safety is ignored then it could have worse consequences than accidental pregnancy.
Leave a sail plan. Whether you choose to inform a family member or staff at your local marina,always be sure to let someone else know your float plan. This should include where you’re going and how long you’re going to be gone. Much like on shore!
Learn Together. Mates on the water depend on each other and are true team mates. Good skippers will teach and there are many sources for boating education starting with Transport Canada. Keep yourself informed.
Family planning on the water takes preparation, learn how to stock a boat for long cruises.
When you are ready go back to cruising match and add friends www.cruisingmatch.com or review internet saftey guides:
Safe Internet Dating Practices
And finally always be aware of safe dating practices. -For detailed on-line dating practice go to getsafeonline.org/social-
And for women’s saftey a comprehensive guide https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-empowering-internet-safety-guide-for-women/