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Friday, March 28, 2008

Green Dating

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This whole "Earth Hour" thing and www.storyofstuff.com got me thinking...

Well, the price of oil must be up (not as high as it has been in the last couple of weeks, I know)! How do I know? Because "ecofriendly," "environmentally friendly," "green," and "sustainable" are all big buzz words again. Don't take this as a negative view of these terms. In fact, I consider myself to be "environmentally conscious" in my actions. That being said I also understand that sometimes local is better than organic, and a nonhybrid can be a lot better than a hybrid. Has being green become a fashion statement? Not that there is anything wrong with that, if it has (read: it has). In fact, maybe its a good thing? A way of waking up the masses?

Enough pontification- what's the point and how does it relate to this site? Well, we've brought up niche dating in the past, and I just discovered a new niche dating craze. Green dating. Check out the Green Girls Guide - Gigi's Blog for a list of green online dating sites, as well as a vocabulary lesson that includes terms like, ecosexual and eco hoe. Sounds saucy!



I spent some time searching through a few of these green dating sites, as if I were a prospective member. I am all too familiar with niche dating sites and knew the pool of prospective matches would be small. I had no idea just how small some would be! One site found 30 matches for a woman age 18 to 40 in the New York City area. The NYC area extended to BUFFALO, NY! If you are unfamiliar with New York geography, Buffalo and NYC are approximately 400 miles away! Some sites are relatively new and will grow, but remember, with niche dating, by definition, you are narrowing your field of potential mates. (Make sure the issue is important enough for you!)

Another issue I found while perusing the sites, were a dearth of creative or quality profiles. That is not to say a lack of quality people. I am sure many of them are as they proclaim themselves to be: "beautiful soul," "loving Earth child," and "care-taker of all that is natural and pure." If you plan on venturing onto one of these sites, take it seriously. Make sure the issue is important enough to wipe out the majority of potential mates/dates. And write a quality profile. If you need us, we're here.

Tree huggers, hippies, greenies, vegetarians, vegans, defenders of environmental justice, fair trade pushers, buy local junkies, organic heads, and alike fear not; There is a dating site out there for you!

At one point Kermit was right. But it seems to have become easier to be green.


Youtube.com "sesame street - its not easy being green" Thanks Kermit!

Alexander Stone & Stephen David
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Online Dating Edge / Approach Dynamics

7 comments:

Lori said...

Thanks for the storyofstuff link-- loved it!

Josh said...

Thanks- may try one or 2 out-- looking for a fellow left wing, liberal pal!
;)

D.D. said...

+1 for mentioning Earth Hour
+1 for green dating tips
+10 for KERMIT!

Brian said...

The lovers, the dreamers , and me!

Kermit sang the best songs... Not bad for a frog with a hand up his ass!

George said...

Green dating? I'd probably turn green at the site of those women. Are they all hairy armed hippy chicks? Are the guys wimps, or just gay?
OR
Am I just an idiot?

STEPHEN said...

George-
I vote for idiot. Thanks for the ignorant comment.
-Stephen

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