Plus, making your first date with an awesome nature lover will alleviate some pressure you may otherwise feel on a standard dinner-and-a-movie date.
You won’t find who you’re looking for in the usual crowd of bros at the popular powder spots. So if the Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to your town, you’ve a high likelihood of a bunch of like-minded people assembling in one room to watch it, don’t you? Don’t just go in, take your seat, and mindlessly wait for the magic to happen. But same as the above, if you see someone shopping for skis, chances are SHE SKIS. ) but most people I consulted for this article say that clubs and meetup groups are a great way to go about expanding your social circle. Anything to keep this skookum Sally (do non-Alaskans know that term?
You put a bunch of dudes together and women drift away. Admittedly, this one can come off as smarmy if you’re not careful. I pretty much know that people congregating in clubs are not the people I want to meet, so I have the same problem as you guys – it’s hard to meet people, ANY people, otherwise (which would be the entire point of being a loner, now, wouldn’t it?
Users can search out possible dates based on their favorite activities, mountains to ski, and level of ability.“The dating industry is all about some kind of common interest,” Keshian says.
“For someone who is an outdoor enthusiast, that is probably their number one interest, and it’s the easiest way for people to connect.
So often I have been fraught with how I could possibly find someone who shares my love for tree-climbing or gets super amped about fresh snowfall in negative-degree weather. So, Keshian and friends bought up domain names of different outdoor activities using “only.com” until they thought it would be better to unite them all under one name – Luv Byrd.
The owner and creator of Luv Byrd, Mike Keshian moved to Colorado 12 years ago, residing in Steamboat and Crested Butte until the idea for an outdoor-specific dating site hatched while watching a commercial. Luv Byrd helps you find like-minded singles who are enthusiastic about the outdoors, which is a great way to jumpstart your love quest.
Anyway, I have hereby published that disclaimer so if you really do still want to read what I have to say about relationships and dating, do so at your own peril. It’s for a number of reasons; some women find crowds of guys intimidating, others get understandably tired of tram culture (and tram smell) quickly, still others get turned off by the endless competitive wheel-sucking on trails when around guys, many of us are sick to death of being hit on left and right in strange and off-putting ways by our activity partners – you get the picture. Approach women, say hello, see if you like them and if they like you. Trust me, they are outdoorsy or they wouldn’t be there. Maybe there are even singles meetup groups for outdoors people, I don’t really know. What to do when you finally meet an outdoorsy woman: 1.
I’ve assembled some advice for the guys who want to meet an outdoorsy woman but can’t seem to manage it. Go outside and do stuff and keep your eyes open (and up, for god’s sake. If you spend most of your free time hanging around the internet ski/bike/climb chat boards, haven’t you noticed that it’s an utter sausage fest around there? You also come across as incredibly shallow if you simply want to fill the blank spot in your life with a woman-shape on a bicycle. If you spend the entire lift ride talking about her skis, that’s what she figures you’re interested in. Few things are more off putting that someone who blows themselves out hammering for the first 40 minutes and then needs a break every ten minutes because they’re tired. I’d say this offer could potentially be rebuffed for safety reasons if you’re on a remote trail, but maybe at the resort or on a busy trail it would work better.
I set out to write about gear and outdoors stuff and all of a sudden I’m a relationship columnist. I’m the last person any of you should take advice from in that department. Relationships, though; I just don’t know why I keep putting myself through it. So, an unintended consequence of listing all the great things about outdoorsy women in my last article was the contact from a bunch of guys who say they want to meet and woo a fantastic outdoors woman but can’t find any (first of all, guys, you appear to be looking on the Internet. Evidently, there are scads of lonely hearted men out there searching for their Lynn Hill but only finding Carrie Bradshaw. If where you’re going is full of guys, you already know there are no women there. Don’t say stuff like “oh my god, a woman doing [activity]! ” There’s no good way to respond to that statement and even if she would otherwise find you attractive, you’ll probably turn her off, saying moony stuff like that. If you happen to cross paths with a woman whom you find attractive, TALK TO HER. Don’t gaze at her bike and drool “nice ride” while staring at the top tube. If you want to date HER, look at HER and talk about HER.