Online dating for outdoor people
I'm going to Guam next week."Single And Active males, meanwhile, aren't just men of few pixels; they're men of few words. Have you heard of the young man in Nepal who has been meditating in the forest for six months without food or drink?Maybe they're so busy climbing in the Alps or running rivers in Colorado that they've lost communication skills. but I'm far away in India," writes one guy, who adds, absurdly, "Are u planning to be here soon? "I suddenly picture myself in the Himalayan outback surrounded by yaks and a chanting, bony husband. ONE UNSEASONABLY warm morning in late fall, an e-mail arrives from a backcountry skier who's chosen an obscure vegetable for his screen name. One shows him tearing down a slope, knee-deep in snow.
(How suggestive is Next, a mountain biker drops a line and tells me to check out his profile page, which features a close-up of a gaping-mouthed striped bass where his own mug ought to be."Do you really think this will attract a woman?Today, more than five million singles are shopping in the U. digital meet market; Match.com, one of the largest online dating services, claims as many as 15 million members worldwide.Specialization is everywhere: There's Tall ("Size does count!"The double kayak has a long history of being the marriage boat or the divorce boat," he yells. Stiller points us toward what he calls "the nest of ferries," a challenging 250-yard sprint across the main ferry thoroughfare between Manhattan and New Jersey."If the person in the front isn't setting a good pace, then the person in the back has a hard time staying on stroke. Meanwhile, powerful currents are sucking us backwards into something that looks like Charybdis on crack. I can't decide whether it's because he's the strong and silent type or because he's so scared he can't talk."I think it's too hard! To avoid hitting the wakesor, worse, getting plowed under by one of the vesselswe have to carefully time our crossing."Only half a dozen of our regular clientele can successfully make it across at rush hour," Stiller announces cheerfully.I've trekked through Nepal, gone on safari in Africa, and (in case things got too wild) learned kung fu from a Shaolin monk.
I cook a mean coq au vin on a camp stove, and I don't wear mascara when I surf.
" I e-mail him."Doesn't that look like a moist (or very wet) and inviting pair of lips to you? "If you look long enough, you may just start to develop affection for the cute little fishy! Delete.)I can't help but notice that several Single And Active bachelors post snapshots that Freud would have found intriguing.
One dude shows himself in camouflage with a rifle and a fevered look; another offers a photo of a prairie dog wearing a wig.
The women are camera shy, too, but when they do post snapshots, they steer clear of animal stand-ins.
A quick scroll-through reveals perky yogatistas, horsey chicks, funky boarder babes, and some serious adventure girlsthe ripped types who roam the aisles of REI, saying things like "I'm so stoked!
When I was 21, I trekked to 16,000 feet in the Himalayas to bring my boyfriend a beer on his birthday." Next, I upload a photo of myself at the base of Snowbird Mountain, in Utah.