Adventure singles dating
Why not hunt for him the 21st-century wayon the Web?
One dude shows himself in camouflage with a rifle and a fevered look; another offers a photo of a prairie dog wearing a wig.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."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.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.Finally, to get the ball rolling, I scroll through the male profiles and send flirts to six guys who look promising. I GET MY FIRST E-MAIL THE NEXT DAY, from a Manhattanite who wants to know what I'd like to do on a date.In the past few years, I'd gone out with a media exec who was afraid of the ocean and brought his mother along on our second date.I'd let myself get picked up on the street by a tall, handsome high school teacher who took me out for a drink, ordered red wine, and proceeded to sip it through a straw so he wouldn't stain his teeth."Most of the generic dating sites aren't set up to let people talk about their sports and list the ones they like most," Prosl told me. All you have to do is pick an anonymous screen name, offer some statsage, height, and zip codeand, if you want, write a few sentences of self-description. If other members like your profile, they send you an e-maila "flirt" as the site calls it."On Single And Active.com, you can."The site isn't hugethere are only about 10,000 members, most of them located in major U. citiesbut the male-to-female ratio is three to one. I pick "cosmocamper" for my name, because of my citified ways. ) and name surfing, kayaking, snowboarding, running, mountain biking, triathlons, and yoga as a few of my favorite things."On a walking safari in South Africa," I write, "I learned that I fall into the 10 percent category of women who don't run when face to face with a rare white rhino.