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Having a whuffo as your significant other

 


Poll: Having a whuffo as your significant other
Male - worked for me 28 / 29%
Male - didn't work 15 / 16%
Female - worked for me 11 / 12%
Female - didn't work 3 / 3%
Titties! 38 / 40%
95 total votes
 
airdvr  (D 10977)

Aug 23, 2012, 9:32 AM
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I've not seen or experienced the up jumper/whuffo combination work very well. Your thoughts...


ChrisL  (C 35323)

Aug 23, 2012, 9:55 AM
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I've not seen or experienced the up jumper/whuffo combination work very well. Your thoughts...

Been married to the same one for 15 years and going very strong.

I jump. She doesnt.

It works for me Smile

The trick is finding a significant other that isn't a control freak Wink


Joellercoaster  (D 105792)

Aug 23, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Sure it does. Just helps if it's someone who has a Thing that consumes their time and energy as much as skydiving does ours.

The stereotype in my mind is horsey girl, skydiver guy, but I've also seen skydiver girl, motorcycle guy... and a few spouses who just quite like having their weekends to themselves Wink

[edit: My partner is a skydiver though, so my insight into that whole thing is very much second-hand.]


(This post was edited by Joellercoaster on Aug 23, 2012, 10:38 AM)


Rover  (D 241)

Aug 23, 2012, 11:51 AM
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I keep my wife at home, barefoot and in the kitchen. Means I get a good feed when I get home and that she is not spending any excess cash thet I can use for jump tickets!


theonlyski  (D License)

Aug 23, 2012, 12:15 PM
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I keep my wife at home, barefoot and in the kitchen. Means I get a good feed when I get home and that she is not spending any excess cash thet I can use for jump tickets!

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jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Aug 23, 2012, 12:56 PM
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works.....VERY well for us, luckily.

Actually, She is not a full blown, 100% whuffo... She is a friend to all, at the DZ,
a visitor for partys, boogies, events and certain weekends...
More like a "semi-whuffo".....Wink

It has Been going Ok for a long time...decades..... I was a "well into the sport" skydiver when we met.....Unimpressed maybe That makes a difference, as compared to when One partner of an already married couple starts to jump, and the other doesn't...Frown

Anyway... she can tell when i am longing for a few jumps, and always sends me out the door, saying
" Have fun, be safe , see you tonight"...Smile

I respond by Doing JUST that!!!! and I DO have fun, but then , I always call on the phone shortly after landing , on my last jump of the day, to simply leave a message,,, "safe and sound and on the ground...."...

A few years ago, Nancy announced, " i'm ready to make a tandem jump"... and so we DID.

One of the keys to making it work....Unimpressed
is that Jumping must never become MORE "significant" to a jumper,,, Than their significant Other...WinkCool

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airdvr  (D 10977)

Aug 23, 2012, 1:05 PM
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Jumping must never become MORE "significant" to a jumper,,, Than their significant Other.

I like that.


5.samadhi

Aug 23, 2012, 1:08 PM
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I dont really see whats so difficult about it. I jump once a week and have fun during the day much like I would if I were whitewater kayaking or mountain biking or whatever. Then I come home and spend time with her - works perfectly :)

If you work in the sport then I still dont see the problem, its work and your significant other should understand you need to work.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Aug 23, 2012, 5:33 PM
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I've not seen or experienced the up jumper/whuffo combination work very well. Your thoughts...

What do you mean by whuffo.
My wife is not a jumper, I have been jumping 10 years and with her for 24 years. I would not however call her a whuffo.


Do you mean someone in a relationship that does not want their Sig other jumping?


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Aug 23, 2012, 8:49 PM
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I voted "titties" because my wife is a jumper. CoolCoolCoolCool


Abedy

Aug 24, 2012, 3:03 AM
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Same with me. Been married for 29 years, together for 32 years. Started skydiving 11 years ago, marriage works well. I suppose once you have been together for a good number of years skydiving can't do you apart - at least not as the only reason Wink


airdvr  (D 10977)

Aug 24, 2012, 7:27 AM
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I've not seen or experienced the up jumper/whuffo combination work very well. Your thoughts...

What do you mean by whuffo.
My wife is not a jumper, I have been jumping 10 years and with her for 24 years. I would not however call her a whuffo.

Do you mean someone in a relationship that does not want their Sig other jumping?

Call it whatever you like. A whuffo for the purposes of this poll does not jump. 1 or 2 tandems doesn't count.


missbrz  (B License)

Aug 24, 2012, 7:59 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
I've not seen or experienced the up jumper/whuffo combination work very well. Your thoughts...

What do you mean by whuffo.
My wife is not a jumper, I have been jumping 10 years and with her for 24 years. I would not however call her a whuffo.

Do you mean someone in a relationship that does not want their Sig other jumping?

Call it whatever you like. A whuffo for the purposes of this poll does not jump. 1 or 2 tandems doesn't count.

But I think the distinction is important here. If you are truly involved with an actual "whuffo" and not just a non-jumper, I think it changes things. If they can understand why you jump and accept that but just choose not to do it themselves, I think it can work. However, if they truly don't understand why you skydive and have an anti-skydiving attitude like some whuffos do, I think that's where problems occur.


Southern_Man  (C License)

Aug 24, 2012, 8:44 AM
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I'm currently dating a non-jumper. Whuffo, whatever. She has made a couple of tandems and attending some events at the DZ with me. She gets why I jump. In our case she has a younger daughter, so our explicit agreement is that she needs mother/daughter time and they spend that time together while I am jumping. It works well for us.


airdvr  (D 10977)

Aug 24, 2012, 9:10 AM
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But I think the distinction is important here. If you are truly involved with an actual "whuffo" and not just a non-jumper, I think it changes things. If they can understand why you jump and accept that but just choose not to do it themselves, I think it can work. However, if they truly don't understand why you skydive and have an anti-skydiving attitude like some whuffos do, I think that's where problems occur.
Good points all. I'm pretty certain everything with a whuffo changes when they see someone they know, one of your mutual friends perhaps, bounce. It's hard enough when you're a jumper. Near impossible for the whuffo.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Aug 25, 2012, 6:17 AM
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In reply to:
But I think the distinction is important here. If you are truly involved with an actual "whuffo" and not just a non-jumper, I think it changes things. If they can understand why you jump and accept that but just choose not to do it themselves, I think it can work. However, if they truly don't understand why you skydive and have an anti-skydiving attitude like some whuffos do, I think that's where problems occur.
Good points all. I'm pretty certain everything with a whuffo changes when they see someone they know, one of your mutual friends perhaps, bounce. It's hard enough when you're a jumper. Near impossible for the whuffo.

you really should not be "certain" of anything like that.
you definition of whuffo is flawed. a whuffo is NOT a NON JUMPER. My wife does not jump and has seen mutual friends bounce (and as a nurse, even been 1st on the scene of one). She understands my passion for jumping and even encourages it. IT's not fer her and she has zero desire to do any solo skydiving.

Maybe she's just a unique and understanding wife. A one of a kind, I think i might just keep her for a while longer.Smile


AviationTD  (A License)

Aug 25, 2012, 7:04 AM
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Married to a Whuffo and I started skydiving afterward-

Her thoughts:

-She wouldn't do it herself because she thinks this sport is sucidal.Crazy
-She admitted that she had a thought about tandem for long time but wouldn't do it for that reason listed above.Frown
-She understands why I love to skydive and respects my passion.Cool

Relationship-wise:
-We are crazy in love, even with some disagreements.Angelic
-Not affected by skydiving. (Well, not exactly. Look on the next item)
-Being away for hours is her only complaint.Wink

Hope that will give you some insights about having a whuffo as your significant other.


airdvr  (D 10977)

Aug 25, 2012, 7:52 AM
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Didn't mean to be such a buzzkill. It's happened to me before.



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