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    I'm single guy, primal to the max, emotionally secure, educated, a secure job I love, blah blah blah... I prefer a simple, uncluttered lifestyle.


    The problem is, I don't see eye to eye with most people about life. I'm open minded and am willing to learn about other people's philosophies and interests but have never met a woman who I can honestly say - Wow! now this is a person I'd like to get to know and invest my time and energy with.


    Where would one look to find a compatible person who shares the same interests as us primal folk?


    It's tough I tell ya!

    ZC - 100% Carnivore

    I EAT VEGANS

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    My dating life has SUCKED lately. :P It IS tough.

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      Check for local primal meet up groups in your area. I'm happily married so I'm not looking for anyone but there are several available ladies that are members of my group.

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        I think it depends a lot on where you live. My answer would be different for here (MN) than New York or California.

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          When the forum changes formats, perhaps Mark can do us a solid and add a singles profile / meet and greet type section where we could PM a hello to those who sound interesting and block the psychopaths... that would work! :-)

          ZC - 100% Carnivore

          I EAT VEGANS

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            A primal meet up would be great. I'm from New York (right up there with LA among the most pretentious, materialistic & snooty places in America!) - I'm willing to travel though!

            ZC - 100% Carnivore

            I EAT VEGANS

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              Block the psychopaths?


              What did we ever do to you, you pretentious, snooty, stuck up materialist!


              (Seriously, New York's alright. If you like saxaphones.)


              Meh. When I was a vegan type I was way into dating girls who were "on the same path", and since veganism attracts alot of 20 something head in the clouds sensitive art school girl types, I met alot of pretty airheads. Lot's of cute flakes.


              I came to realize that it's more important to be compatible with someone in ways other than "diet" or other lifestyle choices.


              Obviously it's not going to work out long term now that I'm Primal to date a really hard core commited "ethical" vegan, or militant raw foodist. But there are other considerations besides what a person eats, or doesn't eat.


              I currently have a friend who I love very dearly, who I believe is making herself miserable on a vegetarian diet. But as a close friend it's not my place to preach my lastest thing at her. She was really patient with me when I was a raw foodist and she was a super fit SAD eater, so how could I not stick by her? Sure I offer her access to other types of information, but it has to be her choice. Our friendship has a strong basis something other than lifestyle.


              Dudes, and dudettes, if a woman can maintain her hawtness on whatever, and our personalities click I'm game. Life's too short to place narrow preconditions on it.

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                Greg-- check these guys (and gals) out: http://www.meetup.com/Eating-Paleo-in-NYC

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                  Awesome! Thanks so much Leslie :-)

                  ZC - 100% Carnivore

                  I EAT VEGANS

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                    I already have a mate, she's been having some issues with my new lifestyle. She thinks red meat is not to be eaten often and that egg yolks will give me cholesterol. Eating by her reminds me of my old school "healthy" meals, barely any fat (even when she makes eggs) and all vegetables are very lightly sauteed or steamed... yucky, the funny part is she loves what I make. I think I'll be doing most of the cooking when we move in together, unless she can start adding some spices and fat to cook with jeez.


                    My point though was that while it would be nice to have some common ground starting off, ultimately personalities and such will play a much more important role. Sometimes being too similar can be a bad thing.

                    I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                      I'm sure there are other people here in Regina, SK who don't drink and love to play outside and play intellectual social board games as well. They're probably miserable at home, like I am!


                      That's my prayer.

                      You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                        Guess I'm SOL on finding a primal girl living here in St. Croix...maybe I can find one who is allergic to gluten? :P

                        www.primalfreedom.blogspot.com

                        If a man has the right to self-ownership, to the control of his life, then in the real world he must also have the right to sustain his life by grappling with and transforming resources; he must be able to own the ground and the resources on which he stands and which he must use. In short, to sustain his human right. - Murray Rothbard

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                          "I came to realize that it's more important to be compatible with someone in ways other than "diet" or other lifestyle choices."


                          Bingo. Trying to find some one "primal" is way, way to limiting. There's way more important considerations. Focus on what you have in common rather then what you don't and don't try to "convert" people.

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                            Well now, I might be on my soapbox a little, but I would not want to date anyone who did not respect my views / lifestyle. They don't have to agree / follow them, but they should be interested and supportive.


                            I am a bit of a fish out of water in many ways - London (UK) born, bred and lived, and just moved to Alabama. In lots of ways I am learning others' culture and they mine. But I am pretty militant at sticking to Primal, and I have not had a problem dating...


                            My boyfriend now is pretty much anti primal. His only exercise is chronic cardio, he lives off junk food and sweet tea / gatorade (shudder). He carries Reece's in his pocket. But he differs from me in many ways: partly from different upbringing / cultures, partly from different personalities.


                            We're interested in each other's choices, and supportive. We cook meals that can be shared (e.g. ribs, collards and potato. Collards for me, potato for him...)... and we compromise which has been good for both of us - he tried my kale chips (spat them out), I eat at his fast food joints sometimes (making as primal choices as possible and only winge a little). He's getting used to the odd glass of wine, I'll accept the odd low carb but pre prepared salad dressing. Importantly we both understand and talk about the others lifestyle / choices and support each other and NEVER force our views on each other. I know deep down he think I could chillax a little (17% bf, ripped arms etc) but he encourages me to go to the gym 'coz it makes me happy. I think he should go a little more, and is ex-military so should keep up his fitness, but I still bring him a beer while he is playing video games on the couch .


                            Surely that is what you are looking for - not someone the same as you?


                            Lxxx

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                              Greg, glad somebody posted that NYC meet-up link. I'm not currently in NYC, but I'm a member of that group and will be around next year. From what I've seen on the net they have a lot of awesome activities going on--including learning how to hunt, going to traditional farms, holding cook-outs at people's houses, etc. You should check them out!

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