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A new dating app called MeetMindful has popped up in response to the many brainless MeetMindful aims to match singles who are devoted to green living, conscious diet, environmentalism, spirituality, service to others.". Planet Earth Singles: Dating for Green Singles, Vegan Singles, Vegetarian invite you to join and experience a truly conscious, loving dating environment with. Not into online dating? Try local in-person speed dating or, better yet, skip the bar scene and volunteer with an environmental organization to.
Featured users seem younger and hotter than on other sites. This is not a pretty site. Who coded this, a pair of mittens? And the paywall is truly obnoxious — you can only see tiny thumbnail pics of users unless you upgrade. I send 14 winks, two kisses, and one of my two free messages, and get a tentatively promising reply. Green Passions The gist: Magician, ninja, pirate at heart, vampire, or werewolf?
You can check a box for it. And you can do nine things to a user, including smooch, sniff, punch repeatedly, or pray for.
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I search for guys 25 to 35 in Seattle and get four results. One has been on the site in the past three months: Hopefully he will know what that means. Green Singles The gist: One of his interests: I find a cute, divorced year-old who likes coffee ice cream for breakfast, Wes Anderson movies, and This American Life. I sent him a free prewritten message, allowing a tiny bubble of hope to gurgle up in my esophagus.
Then he hides his profile and the world hears a teeny popping sound. The site is less than two years old, and the pickings are slim.
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Less-ugly graphic design than the rest — illustrated green doves are about the only thing to mock here. Filling out my profile is fast, and it asks about my hard drug use and tattoos.
It takes five days for my account to get approved, and there are only two guys between 25 and 35 in Washington state.
I try searching for to year-old guys in Oregon instead. Think big If getting together for dinner isn't your style--or if you've moved past that stage and you're looking for more couple-y activities--find new hobbies you can share with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Volunteer together-- get started with these sites-or take up outdoor pastimes like biking, skiing, snowboardingor jogging.
Hit up the farmers market, the thrift store, or the antiques fair to do some shopping, or plan a picnic ; a date doesn't have to be consumer-driven and carbon-heavy to be fun and memorable. Give green Whether it's your first holidaybirthday, or anniversary together, there comes a point where you have to cross that relationship threshold: Luckily high-schoolers are on the right track with their mix tapes: Not even remotely crafty?
Try tickets to a sporting event or concert. Date local Okay, obviously we don't expect you to let go of The One just because he or she doesn't live in your town. But dating someone who lives in your city will save countless tons of carbon each year--especially compared to relationships that take place cross-country.
If you are in the midst of a long-distance relationship, counteract your drives or flights with carbon offsetsand keep your infrequent time together as eco-friendly as you can as if you needed another reason not to leave the house. Set the mood Start with romantic touches that inspire your sex life while going easy on the earth--like candlelit dinners save energy!
From there, green your bedroom activities with organic cotton or bamboo sheets, lingerie made of sustainable fibers, organic massage oils, and natural aphrodisiacs --locally sourced when possible, of course. Meet the parents A lot of the tips you kept in mind while dating each other come into play again here, as you're introduced to the parents.
You can't go wrong with meeting in a restaurant--especially if his dad refuses to eat tofu and you're a die-hard vegetarian--but why not try cooking at home to make them feel especially welcome while showing off your commitment to the environment?
Trade paper napkins for cloth, serve a meal made with ingredients fresh from the farmer's market, and create centerpieces with Mother Nature's elements.
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You'll have control over the menu--though it might be worth choosing a veggie option other than tofu to keep Dad happy. Take the next step Ready to leave the dating scene and get engaged? No matter what the wedding magazines tell you, it is possible to keep the Earth in mind while you're putting together your big day.
Buy carbon offsets for your guests, serve locally-sourced foods at your reception, and set up a registry that celebrates your love of the outdoors with camping equipment and your future as a domestic goddess or god with recycled dishes and lead-free glass.
For more details, check out our guide on How to Go Green: Weddings and stay tuned for the upcoming guide for How to Go Green: Engagements, where we'll run down everything from popping the question with eco-friendly jewelry to toasting with organic champagne.