Rusty, maybe take a little chill pill...
I take Donna's point.. in fact this recently came up in the club I referred to above in my earlier post.
We share the common bond of sailing... that's why we joined, it provided the social context we were after in conjunction with a hobby we loved. We had seen the club 'in action' in the years prior to joining and decided to get involved.
To Donna's point, during a large group discussion we all came to a realization than for the most part few of us knew (or, for that matter, cared) what the others did for a living. It's not on the application form, it rarely came up as a topic of discussion, having to fight for time vs boat maintenance ideas, tips and tricks, kids, destinations, etc etc - all the other boating related issues that were front and center (and relevant) to all of us.
As time goes on we know now we have doctors, plumbers, appliance repairmen, teachers, retirees, pretty much the whole gamut and the club and the experience is all the better for it.
Buy the boat... find a place to moor it.. you'll have to work pretty hard at NOT meeting like-minded people who will provide the interaction you're after..