Thalassophile: If you’re reading this, you’re probably an ocean lover. Or in other words, you’re a thalassophile, someone who loves the ocean.
As a thalassophile, you can use these words to help you better connect to the beach and enjoy the beauty it has to offer even more.
Many people aske me if the correct term is an oceanophile, or to be really fancy, a thalassophile, but I will respond to almost any polite turn of phrase that has the equivalent meaning and that is TheSeaholic
Are You a Thalassophile?
Θαλασσόφιλο in Greek. Thalassophile in English. It means to love the sea.
What’s the difference between someone who enjoys taking a walk on the beach and a thalassophile?
If you tick six of the following ten signs, they’re you’re definitely a thalassophile.
10 signs you are a thalassophile
1. You Start Feeling Trapped Inland
When you start to feel that something’s not right and realize you’re feeling imprisoned living inland or with country life.
2. You Need to Go For a Surf or Swim in the Ocean
There’s something in you that tells you that you really need to put a wetsuit, boardshorts, or bikini on and get wet.
3. You Can Spend Hours Staring at the Sea
It’s not boring, tedious, or dull. It’s the opposite. You’re one of those who could sit on the boardwalk and observe beach life from dawn to dusk.
4. You Desperately Miss the Scent of the Ocean
It’s like a disease, especially during Spring and Summer. You hopelessly miss the smell of the warm sea breeze, the waves, algae, and sargasso in the morning.
5. You Need to Get to the Coastline Regularly
When you realize it’s been a month since you last put your eyes on the ocean, and it’s time to get back to the coastline.
6. You Start Feeling Depressed Without a Regular Proximity to the Sea
It’s the feeling people develop when they’re brought up by the sea, and life takes them away from it. It’s more than a mood disorder – it’s a serious disease.
7. You Feel a Spiritual Connection to the Ocean
You believe there’s a spiritual connection between the ocean and humans because you can almost touch it, even though you might not be a religious person.
8. When You Plan Your Vacations, Beach Time is Always the First Option
When holidaying always means beach time with the family, and all other options don’t make sense.
9. You Realize that Unconsciously You Spend a Lot of Time By the Sea
Admit it. You love and enjoy the beach and the ocean all year round, and you always find something to do near a strip of sand.
10. You’re Willing to Change Your Life and Career to Live Near the Ocean
It’s an act of freedom and one of the most dramatic decisions one can take to be and live happily.