Is there a "My boyfriend likes dive lights more than me" support group?

Discussion in 'Women's Community Forums' started by rafter_, May 7, 2010.

  1. rafter_

    rafter_ Angel Fish

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    I just have to vent here, my boyfriend is currently going through a DIY dive scooter and dive light obsession and it's driving me crazy! For the last several weeks all he does is research on look at parts. Or talk to me about parts... grrrrrrr!
     
  2. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many.

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    Don't you want a dive light or a scooter? :)
     
  3. rafter_

    rafter_ Angel Fish

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    Nah, I'm fine with my dive light, and like the slight bit of exercise I get swimming while diving. Unless he's getting me some kind of dive trip to an exotic location I'm pretty much set. :)
     
  4. Scott L

    Scott L Giant Squid

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    Tell him to wrap up his due diligence soon or you will register on Match.com...:D
     
  5. samaka

    samaka Scuba Instructor

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    I'm not sure if there is a support group like that but if you need I can be your personal "I would treat you better than that" group... and then you can have a new boyfriend... on an exotic location... ;o)

    .....a......
     
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  6. scubastaci

    scubastaci Surface Interval Member

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    I think that you can be included in the "My Husband/Boyfriend/significant other likes diving equipment better than mine" group. I battle with spearfishing equipment myself!
     
  7. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest

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    To all the lovely lady-go-divers that are in need of a break from such obsessive behavior on the part of their SOs, I offer my services. My gear is so old (and functional) and I'm so broke that I don't even dream about buying new gear... and have all the time in the world to be attentive!
     
  8. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

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    :rofl3: I was afraid my BF would start a "My GF loves her dive light more than me" support group after raving about my Light Monkey for the past two months. :D
     
  9. Randy43068

    Randy43068 Orca

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    It seems to me that he's well within the range of NORMAL around here. :D
     
  10. Jax

    Jax Could not care less..... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Eh . . . dive lights, scooters . . if it weren't that, it would be drivers, putters . . . or wheels, or paint, or mountain bikes or guns, or . . . .

    It's just a guy thing. Women are MUCH better at multi-tasking our shopping and relationships! :)
     
  11. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many.

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    I don't know -- I suspect my husband might complain about being neglected in favor of dive gear . . .
     
  12. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest

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    I'm MUCH more interested in a potential ultimate dive buddy than I am in any piece of equipment! Of course as Sam can tell you, I get pretty obsessive about that!
     
  13. Louie

    Louie Scuba Instructor

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    :rofl3:
    I can up you one Bill. I am so broke that I can't afford to buy new gear and I can't afford to be attentive.
     
  14. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yeah, what he said. :)
     
  15. mike_s

    mike_s Blue Whale

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    did you finally get it back after the airlines lost it? (I know you were getting antsy for a while... )
     
  16. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It felt like a while but it was only 16 hours, delivered the next day. TSA did search the gear bag, probably to touch my Monkey. The Light Monkey came to NC with me last week. :D
     
  17. drydiver

    drydiver ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    :rofl3: you are a riot :D


    ummm, I am not sure about THAT one ;)

    yeah, she got it back, mine showed up 2 days later :shakehead: definitely rethinking our packing strategy :)
     
  18. mike_s

    mike_s Blue Whale

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    for what a Light Monkey cost, I'd be in my "carry on roller bag" with my camera, regulator, computers, etc.
     
  19. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I blame Donna :D....I followed her lead as she always packs her 21 HID in her checked luggage and I'm a new HID owner so what the flock do I know? :idk:
     
  20. Bogie

    Bogie Manta Ray

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    You got to be creative.

    You could kidnap his scooter and leave a ransom note with a list of your demands.

    Tell him "time is of the essence" because you are going to torture his scooter if your demands are not met quickly. You could send him a switch or battery cable in the mail with more threats.

    Mmm. That should get his attention.
     

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