I have something to tell you. Just three weeks before, I found his profile on the punchline of all religious dating sites, Christian Mingle. He was a divorced, non-smoking Catholic and Spanish-to-French translator in the textbook industry. Just over six feet tall, his credentials included photographs that were not blurry and taken by someone other than himself. He was handsome, wore glasses, was going slightly gray, and edged a little on the nerdy side: perfect. In my late twenties, my live-in boyfriend dumped me and kicked me out of his apartment. I was convinced that God was keeping a tally of my sexual indiscretions and punishing me for them. Though I knew it would be hard, I vowed to live more chastely, determined to curb any libidinous activity until I was at least in a solid relationship with a decent Christian man.
Calculated for young at heart people so as to want a good time, as Branson proclaimed, Virgin Voyages is ideal designed for active over singles looking for a different cruising experience. Not only bidding you not find any buffets, casinos or kids onboard, but single sailors can enjoy drag show brunches, a blow-dry bar, barber shop and DJ-hosted spa parties. You can meet erstwhile music fans while browsing Voyage Album, the ship's onboard record shop after that even get some permanent nautical-inspired souvenirs at Squid Ink, the first tattoo parlor at sea. At the Acid test Kitchen -- which is part catering school and part eatery -- singles can pick up mixology, foodie before coffee-making skills and even raid the chef's pantry for midnight feasts by organized late-night events.
Burgundy Lady Photo credit: Virgin Voyages The best cruise destinations for singles The next thing to think about is the destination. These short cruises attend to to include a day at a private island where you can consume the day at the beach along with people from the ship. Perfect Calendar day ay CocoCay Photo credit: Royal Caribbean If you live in the UK, then a short cruise with an overnight stop in Amsterdam would be a great option for people who like to have a good age. Consider booking an excursion with the cruise line as a way en route for get to know your fellow passengers better. Shorter sailings, particularly weekend cruises tend to attract more groups of friends and solo travellers.