"These guys are nice, and they have manners." Over time, Samantha has learned that Mom was right.As a young single female who'd recently moved to a city that values a metropolitan lifestyle over an outdoorsy one, Samantha knew her chances of finding an avid golfer in Manhattan were slim. She frequented Chelsea Piers (a four-level, high-tech driving range on the Hudson River) in part to keep her game fresh, but also to meet guys.
"What might make golf a more important match than other activities is the amount of time that it can take up in someone's life. How about someone who has at least a master's degree? Limiting the field of potential dates, however, isn't always the key to finding that perfect person.
It's a serious commitment." The rise of online dating has, among other things, made it easier for people to narrow down who they're looking for. "People think they might know what they need in a partner, but those needs can end up being quite superficial," Rhoades says. That said, I wouldn't consider golf a superficial quality, mostly because of the time commitment it demands.
It's smart for golfers to find someone who's a golfer." Samantha, a 26-year-old Californian-turned-New Yorker, agrees.
The last nongolfer she dated was back in high school.
"Golfers are just who I'm attracted to," says Samantha, who has a 1.4 Index.
"Looking for golfers doesn't make dating easier, but your options are better.
They're higher quality." Samantha learned to play golf when she was 14 and says that one of her first memories of the sport is going to the range with her mom.
"Look at all these golfers," her mom told her, sweeping her index finger across the practice tee.
In the month of November, as so many of us make plans for our Thanksgiving feasts, its difficult to ignore the fact that 1.5 million people in a single city like New York currently live in poverty, struggling to afford basic necessities such as rent and medical care and put food on their tables.
Finally, I came across a photo I could connect with. That meant he'd seen my photos, too, and he was intrigued.
After mindlessly left-swiping through hundreds of mundane Tinder images (a left-swipe means, "Nope, I'm not interested"), I stopped at a photo of a guy standing on the seventh tee at Pebble Beach. I messaged him first: "Seventh tee at Pebble Beach!