Steve and I went on a date on Thursday. It was wonderful! We went to a local Thai restaurant. Really, it was just great!
As we were eating we talked about the Captain that Steve just flew with. For the visual picture a man in his late 40's, average looks, and slicked back dark hair. Typical looking guy - nothing remarkable about him. Nothing bad necessarily, just an average Joe kind of guy. He told Steve, at one point, that he only dates women in their 20's.
Was he telling the truth? No reason to believe otherwise. But, we sort of pieced together that his pick up lines must include his occupation. Hey baby, I'm an airline pilot.
Does a woman find an airline pilot attractive? Is that really a useful pick up line? If it is true that he really does only date women in their 20's, then something in his come-ons must be working.
And just for the record, even though Steve did pick me up from a bar, he didn't use the "hey baby, I'm an pilot" pickup. It wasn't until we started talking more that I found out he was a pilot...you know, typical get-to-know-you type questions. He was flying corporate at the time, and since I knew so little (and I mean almost nothing) about the aviation industry I didn't think he was a real pilot. I only thought real pilots are airline pilots with the blazer and the hat walking through terminals at the airports...boy, was I ever wrong!
As a matter of fact, Steve actually goes out of his way to not mention his occupation to people. If directly asked, he will directly answer. But, he usually will just say the company name, and if pushed he will say pilot. He is just not one to flaunt his job.
Now, said CA sure does flaunt his job around. A lot apparently. I wish him all the best, I really do...and hey, if he is on a personal crusade to fulfill every doing-it-with-a-pilot fantasy out their, then good for him!