Looking For Love?
We’re always surprised by the journey that running this site takes us on…
It has been brought to our attention that “having a Peak Prosperity mindset” is a filter that some single PP readers deem very important when assessing a potential love interest.
They find that those who share this mindset are much more likely to meet the other criteria they’re looking for in a life partner.
So, to help those ‘preppers looking for partners’ out there, we wanted to re-surface this Forum as a resource for meeting like-minded others who are looking for companionship.
Feel free to introduce yourself and let folks know who you are, what you value, and what kind of partner you’re looking for. Or ask other singles for tips and advice for navigating the dating scene in this new millennium.
You never know, your “Mr/Ms Right” might be already here on PP.com.
If we get feedback that folks are successfully connecting here, we’ll start brainstorming options for a proper match-matching section of the site.
Who knew resilience could be such a turn-on? 🙂
Especially for us midlife widows and such. I mean, heck, I’m in my fifties and I don’t have the time or interest to convince a potential partner of some of the PP concepts. It would be really helpful to know that they’re already on the same page!
I think it is great that you guys are moving in the direction of getting PP readers more connected. What I would love to see are organized gatherings in cities around the country… Maybe a happy hour or mixer or something. I know I would love to sit around and talk with other members, male or female. In that vein people who are looking for a mate would be able to meet others without pressure.
I would just like to socialize with other PP members.
I fully agree with Karenf’s suggestion. I think that would be a great start. Especially since I feel very isolated here in Quebec city. Any other PP members in or around Quebec city, Canada. If any PP members know they will be travelling up this way, it would be a pleasure to meet you and show you around my city. Perhaps, we could get such a network of PPers to host each other all over North America and beyond.
I like Karenf’s idea of socializing–developing opportunities for PP members to get together based on broad PP interests–rather than a “love connection”. Socialization will allow for broader participation while helping to foster organically grown friendships and possibly romantic relationships without the added pressure of a singles group-type structure.
I too, would love to “sit around and talk with other PP members, male or female”, but the idea of joining a PP “love connection” forum/group gives me all sorts of angst even though I agree that finding a like-minded partner would be ideal. Some of us are simply exhausted and exasperated from trying to educate, explain, excuse, deflect, dissemble, minimize, apologize for, defend and finally assert our 3 E’s/prepper lucidity and lifestyle to potential partners (and others!). At this point, I’m not willing to compromise my independence and 3-E reality for inauthentic coupling. So IMO, PP socializing opportunities would be great. Let’s see what comes of it. 🙂
[PS: OK, to be totally honest, Adam’s “dating” tag to this thread totally weirded me out…! I’ve always found the “dating” term to be awkward, in practice–even more so. Lol (kinda).]
Louis – I totally get your feelings of isolation. I live in the giant city of Wash DC area and I feel totally alone. I can chit chat with lots of people but to have a real conversation with anyone else but my husband doesn’t happen. Where are all the other like minded people? Not near me.
Yes, I am agreement with Karenf idea of gatherings in cities. A mixer is a greatway to meet people naturally without the pressure of dating. I want to meet folks who already understand the 3-Es. Maybe PP start a meetup group in a city and see how that goes and to get feedback. The meetup could meet twice a year or quarterly at a local farm, local coffee roaster, local winery.
- All I ask to start in the major cities where more folks can come.
I also would rather PP help us to meet and have options to regularly gather with other local and regional PPers. If a love interest comes out of that, great.
In addition to meetup/mixers, we could organize one day tours of interesting prepper related activities. We could designate a hotel nearby where people stay if they want to and have a meal together before or after the event. Things like your gun safety class, farm tour, wine making, cheese making, charcouterie/butchering, animal husbandry, etc.etc. etc. Even a mixer meetup before or after or during Mother Earth News fairs, building workshop, tool skills workshops. Or even an overnight at someplace wonderful where we could just do something cool and gather and talk… Hiking, star gazing event, Kayaking, AirB&B on the top of a mountain, I don’t know the possibilities for gathering can be broad.
Just more ideas if people would like to gather but are coming from further away and would need to stay overnight. This groups people by regions rather than just cities. I guess this is kind of a mini version of your weekend but more often, more places in the country and less time, less commitment.
I read some good ideas above in this comment stream.
My wife and I are both PP followers, so that is a great help in our daily lives.
In my city of Canberra with its population of over 400,000, whose government believes in perpetual growth, we know of only one other couple who are also PP people, and we meet every so often to cry on one another’s shoulders. They express tremendous frustration at trying to get the message across to friends and relatives, all of whom simply WILL. NOT. LISTEN.
I don’t know how many more PP people are in Canberra and district. It’d be great to meet them. Adam, Chris: are you able to give us an idea? Just the numbers would suffice, don’t seek any personal details. Privacy and all that.
However, in our daily activities we encounter more than a few people who, while not PP members, do understand that the infinite growth on a finite foundation (IGOAFF) proposition cannot be achieved.
I like the idea of establishing PP networks. Not sure how to do it, however. I suspect it’d have to be wider than Canberra, than the ACT, probably most of southern NSW and eastern Victoria.
There is a surprisingly large number of anti-IGOAFF NGOs here which already have a set of networks and we’re in several of them.
My mantra remains: nothing will change until something breaks. THEN they will run around like headless chooks looking for ideas. We can only hope that we will be ready to help and have some credibility.