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Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« on: April 26, 2011, 02:59:49 PM »
The prepper lifestyles and mindset are rather unique, it seems fruitless to look at having relationships  with people that do not share similar values.  Does anyone know of a dating site or forum where likeminded folks abound?

Since most of us don't run around with a "I'm prepared" sign on our backs (for OPSEC reasons if nothing else) it's hard to shake out fellow preppers in the mainstream dating crowd.  Especially for those of us wanting to relocate to a more desirable area.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 03:21:46 PM »
If I were single and actively looking for a relationship (the latter of which I think is a mistake in the first place), I'd put activities in my online dating profile that matched up with what could only be a fellow prepper even while avoiding the word.

Adding activities or hobbies like canning, gardening, hiking, camping (primitive or otherwise), hunting, DIY home improvements, making tin foil hats (just putting that in there to get a giggle of course), etc to your profile on ANY dating site would be a good start.

Adding interests like solar or wind energy, off grid living, Tennessee whiskey (Tennessee ANYTHING, for that matter), home made mead, fresh eggs in the morning, cooking on a wood stove, and watching Southern thunderstorms rage outside my bedroom windows.... those might also be helpful.

There is no such place (that I know of) that is SPECIFICALLY for preppers.  But if you catch a grasshopper by putting ^ THAT bait out there, I'd be very, very, very surprised.


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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 05:04:30 PM »
Thanks Sis, those are great suggestions!
 

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 05:46:13 PM »
Or you might get invited to a Phish concert...

I think you are on the right track though Sis. Might also try bushcrafting, shooting sports, self defense / martial arts.

Besides, most guys are pretty malleable. Just find one you like the look of and squish it into a shape that fits your needs.

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 05:58:51 PM »
...Besides, most guys are pretty malleable. Just find one you like the look of and squish it into a shape that fits your needs.
Oh, yeah, that'll work.  ::)
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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 06:03:10 PM »
Oh, yeah, that'll work.  ::)

Hey it works for women too.  ::)  Just ask anybody in the "flip your spouse" thread.

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 06:04:05 PM »
Besides, most guys are pretty malleable. Just find one you like the look of and squish it into a shape that fits your needs.

Joe,

I learned long ago that you have to be happy with what you get.  No one can change anyone else, or expect them to change.  Change must come from within, and/or above.

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 06:15:35 PM »
When we met my wife didn't eat steaks, drink red wine, shoot guns or like goat cheese. I fixed all those issues.

But I know what you mean - we grow and mature, but seldom change much. That's why I made sure she liked football and did not want children early in our relationship.

My marriage advice is always the same - 1. marry the right person (be really sure) and 2. don't stop working on the relationship. Being married is the best, anyone who does not agree did not get step one right.

Another tact may be to openly list yourself as a prepper looking for a bug out buddy to start a homestead with. Never know...

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 06:20:46 PM »
My marriage advice is always the same - 1. marry the right person (be really sure) and 2. don't stop working on the relationship. Being married is the best, anyone who does not agree did not get step one right.

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 08:39:38 PM »
I think Sis's advice in her initial post is dead on.

If I saw those types of activities in an online profile I would think "Jackpot"... Unless it was a guy's profile I mean...  :rofl:


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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 09:45:16 PM »
On our forum, anyway, men outnumber women by a pretty large bit (I forget the percentage), but I have seen several comments by guys who wish they could meet women who are interested in similar activities and ideas. If you put the type of subtle hints in a dating profile, I'm sure you would instantly be recognized as a prepper by other preppers... but maybe not at all by grasshoppers. (They'd probably just see that they didn't share your interests and move on).

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2011, 11:28:31 PM »
As a single guy, I've wondered the same thing and have to say that Sis's advice is really good. The few times I've seen descriptions like that, it's definitely caught my attention. Not necessarily as a prepper, but just because they say they enjoy similar activities to me. Adding a couple of pictures doing some of these activities will probably help also.
So for all of you computer gurus out there: When are you going to create a prepper personals site?? Just make sure to send me a royalty check for the idea when you do.  ;D

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 01:50:11 AM »
On our forum, anyway, men outnumber women by a pretty large bit (I forget the percentage)
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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2011, 01:54:47 AM »
Hey wait a sec, Mike... We may need to split that royalty check, it was MY thread!

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2011, 02:05:14 AM »
Besides, most guys are pretty malleable. Just find one you like the look of and squish it into a shape that fits your needs.

According to my wife, you can't change a man unless he's wearing diapers. :o

On a more serious note, the prepper lifestyle actually leads to a stronger relationship. When you are out of debt, and have a positive focus on life, the little things really don't turn into huge arguments. You may not find a true grasshopper, but an ant that's ready to jump just needs a little push. There are a lot of guys out there that fill that bill.Good luck.
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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2011, 08:31:13 AM »
I forgot about Survivalist Singles. I heard about it on James Wesley, Rawles site Survival Blog.

I had thought about posting a profile there, and then I took stock in my current situation. I decided that until such a time that I was in a good place economically, physically, socially and mentally that I wouldn't waste anyone's time. Time in which they could potentially find the right person for themselves.

I am not affiliated with the site and I do not use the service, so I can't comment on it other than to say it's there.


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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2011, 07:46:48 PM »
Hey wait a sec, Mike... We may need to split that royalty check, it was MY thread!

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No problem. I'm willing to share. :)

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2011, 12:49:22 AM »
I forgot about Survivalist Singles. I heard about it on James Wesley, Rawles site Survival Blog.

Thanks Nicodemus, I may give that a whirl too.

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2011, 01:32:43 AM »
I forgot about Survivalist Singles. I heard about it on James Wesley, Rawles site Survival Blog.

Thanks I'm going to check it out as well.

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2011, 08:31:22 AM »
I think I will check it out too...

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2011, 09:14:02 AM »
It's apparently free, but the "veterans" say the free membership is limited to 20 messages, and there doesn't appear to be a way to successfully upgrade that membership. 

We'll see what happens...

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2011, 01:09:15 PM »
Male to Female Ratio:
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Is that the real ratio???? *Amazed*

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2011, 01:15:12 PM »
If the 6.7:1 ratio holds true here, it could also be that in many households just the husband is active on such forums like this or firearms. 

On that prepper dating site it is more like 2:1.

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2011, 01:25:00 PM »
Is that the real ratio???? *Amazed*

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Based on profile info the members have entered, yes.

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2011, 09:40:42 PM »
That Survivalist Singles site looks like it has potential, though it's currently very small. One thing I find interesting is that they say "Thousands of people meet on our site daily and go on to date and start relationships." How do "thousands of people meet daily" when their own stats say they have 772 members?

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2011, 11:11:02 PM »
I hope that it works out for everyone checking it out. Please remember I'm not a member, and only ran across it at Survivalblog.


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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2011, 06:28:14 PM »
If anyone finds a site that works, let me know.  Eharmony was a complete bust.   :(

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2011, 10:32:08 AM »
Okay, we've gone past the line here. This is not a dating site, and the potential for liability is to great. We just can't do this here.
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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2011, 10:56:18 AM »
As TD said, we are not a dating site specifically because of the liability issue.  If you want to discuss other dating sites, that is totally fine.  However, please do not use this thread as a platform to find dates.  All such posts will be deleted and if it continues to be a problem the thread will be locked and sent to dead threads.  I know this may frustrate some of you, but it must be done so that the forum itself is not in potential danger. 

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Re: Are there any sites for prepper singles?
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2011, 01:15:34 AM »
Is that really the ratio?

Maybe you'd have some luck on finding (or creating) a network of preppers in your area.

I heard eharmony is only good for finding peeps of similar religion, did you try plenty of fish? Watch out for sleaze please!
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