Alright, I have a question for everyone out there. Does anyone know of any great sites that ONLY cater to Paleo Dating? I know there's all those okcupid, plentyoffish, eharmony crap out there, but something just for folks who eat Paleo and live the Paleo lifestyle. If not, I'm probably giving someone a great idea to make bank in the Paleo world, but I don't care, as long the idea spreads!
The more Paleo couples = Paleo babies = More folks to spread the word.
I feel like it would be more efficient for us to hook up with non-paleo people so as to convert them and double our paleo baby numbers.
Hey Aaron - my site does just that and will be ready to be launched in a few days - just a few finishing touches!
I'll keep you posted!
It makes sense to look for someone with whom you have similar values, but I wouldn't make paleo the foundation of my relationship. People grow and change over time. If you want a lasting relationship there has to me more than just current interests binding you together. What would you do if your SO decided to follow a different dietary path at some point in the future? Break up? Divorce?
I know of several successful mixed-dietary-style relationships. It only ever seems to be a problem in relationships that were already floundering. The foundation of a good relationship is mutual respect and love, not identical thought processes.
I'm not saying there is anything wrong with a paleo dating site, but there is a lot more to a successful relationship than perfectly matched dietary preferences.
GROK met women in person back in the old days. Sterotypically, he met them with a club and not at a club. Also, he got a chance to evaluate indicators such as hygeine and odor before he would commit to anything else including weeks of chat conversation. You can't tell some things over the internet. You can smell things like diabetes and infection sometimes in a person who isn't smothered in perfume.
Just joking about clubs, I think Grok was probably quite nice to women actually seeing as how all they had to do was walk away and there was no officer to file a missing persons report or internet to track them down.
it's so obvious that being paleo alone won't necessarily result in a match. Can't see anywhere on this post where anyone made that claim.
However it's a dam good place to start if it's an option! Eating and health is a huge part of life and everyone who eats paleo knows this. You find a match in this category and you tick more than one box!
I agree about the internet. once again when you see someone in real life it answers more than one question. paleo speed dating could be a good idea. even better if they provided paleo cuisine at the event.
the pool of paleo people might not be that big but that's not what the discussion is about. if it works it works. most people only need to find one person (at a time anyway).
it's ridiculous to object to this idea. it doesn't hurt anyone. sounds great to me.
Also, if you don't look for paleoish type people at the outset and you find someone anyway, you get married, you somehow (with difficulty) make it work with this major difference in beleifs, you get to about 50 or 60 years old and the non paleo parter gets sick as predicted and eventually dies (the whole experience pretty tough although completely avoidable), what do you do then?? Start all over again? why not just get it right at the start?
If you cook tasty meals and are an example of health its not that hard to get your partner to eat Paleo. My GF is resistant to new ideas and proudly ate mostly Taiwanese food (her ethnicity) but she now eats 80% paleo. Whenever she was at my house I would make us paleo breakfast, lunch and/or dinner and then would point out to her how much better we feel after eating vs after eating a high carb, gluten laden meal. Now when she does stray its rice noodles or maybe some soy milk in coffee. Since she realized herself how much better she feels when eating paleo she is now the one that insists we follow the diet a alot of the time.
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Wanting to be with someone you have something in common with is a big commonality for me. Paleo is a huge part of my life and I want to date someone who eats the same way I do so I started a new site for dating Paleo, PaleoSingles.com. Just being with someone Paleo like me makes cooking dinner more pleasant, finding the right place to eat out more exciting and understood by your bf/gf. Once I went Paleo I wanted to figure out a good way to meet other Paleo eaters, its a lifestyle choice and a big one for me now, so hopefully the site will work for others too.
My experience with the opposite sex is that they find your healthy lifestyle and energy motivating and attractive, so they naturally try to emulate you by exercising more and eating more naturally. Friends that are guys seem to get offended, defensive, or borderline angry.
I don't know anything about online dating, but i don't think a similar way of eating should be the cornerstone of a relationship. A site for only paleo dating seems like semi-eugenics and very close minded and elitist.