You definitely got to pick your battles when it comes to significant others. My fiance` knows that if she says, “Either you give up riding, or we break up.” that I would break up with her. It’s not that I love motorcycles more than I love her, it’s that motorcycles are my passion and a huge part of my life. Anyone that would ask you to give up your passion is not the right person for you.
That being said, about a year ago I wanted to take up cigar smoking as a hobby…. well that did NOT end well. Even though I really wanted to do it, in the end I realized it was something I could live without*.
Some people will never get used to the idea of you riding, but others can be won over if you show them you will be safe and responsible. Show them all the riding gear you plan on buying, show them how you are going to take the MSF course and start on a small motorcycle. Maybe even have them take the MSF course with you that way they can see what it is really like. A lot of people’s fear comes from the unknown, so once you shed some light on the subject their fear will go away. Then again, some people are just unreasonable
~Best Beginner Motorcycles Admin
*side note, we did actually come to a compromise that would allow me to smoke, but in the end the health risks, in addition to her not liking it just did not make it worth it.