Match the Hatch

A guide to outdoor dating.

For outdoorsy types, going on dates can often be a bit weird, or at least inconvenient. When you’ve met someone new, it’s expected that you’ll freshen up, put on clean clothes, and act classy. Nothing wrong with that—but these and other dating customs can require real energy and time commitment, which is time you could be spending on the water, in the woods, or up in the mountains.

Luckily, springtime isn’t only the season of love, it’s the land of opportunity—in the sense that you can pretty much do any recreational activity, depending on the day. So why not kill two birds with one stone, and commingle your outdoor and romantic affairs? Follow this mental map the next time you match with someone on Hinge, Tinder, Bumble, or whatever the hell way singles hook up nowadays.

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