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Old 07-09-20, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by eyemkeith
Is it any great wonder more women aren't into cycling? Jesus, just let them ride.
You are ignoring all the single women who cycle and are interested in dating. Jesus, just let them date.
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Yes. You hear that from women all the time. Why, oh why, aren't there more men around me while I'm running, or at the grocery store, or walking down the street, or at the gym. It's a real problem you're addressing, for certain. Good on you.
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Originally Posted by eyemkeith
Is it any great wonder more women aren't into cycling? Jesus, just let them ride.
Granted, I cycle more this year than ever before, but since covid, I have seen more female cyclists than ever. Maybe it is becoming more popular.
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Old 07-09-20, 10:21 AM
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Tinder was a better way for singles to meet people for cycling than strava. Fortunately, my girlfriend and I do enough of various kinds of riding that I no longer swipe.
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Maybe as an option. Otherwise, super creepy.

I've been out of that world for a reeeeally long time, so have no clue what it's like now. BITD, there were dating sites that would match people based on actual interests - I don't know about anyone else, but someone who rides bikes but otherwise has nothing in common with me would be a no-go.
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Old 07-09-20, 12:11 PM
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Be careful
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Old 07-09-20, 01:18 PM
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will there be an option for tandem dating if you're into that sort of thing?
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Old 07-09-20, 01:48 PM
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Next thing you know, your Strava dashboard has an ad - "Beautiful Russian Women Cyclists seek friendship, marriage."
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Old 07-09-20, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by wipekitty
Maybe as an option. Otherwise, super creepy.

I've been out of that world for a reeeeally long time, so have no clue what it's like now. BITD, there were dating sites that would match people based on actual interests - I don't know about anyone else, but someone who rides bikes but otherwise has nothing in common with me would be a no-go.
Plus, what if it turns out she's faster than you? Or has a better bike?
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Old 07-09-20, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by wipekitty
Maybe as an option. Otherwise, super creepy.

I've been out of that world for a reeeeally long time, so have no clue what it's like now.
Consider yourself very fortunate.
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Old 07-09-20, 01:56 PM
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Have there been changes, or am I just not seeing the subscription options?

One can leave public comments, but one doesn't get private contact info. Info on people tends to be quite limited.
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Old 07-09-20, 02:17 PM
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what if they wax, only the chain?
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Old 07-10-20, 12:57 AM
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A few friends did meet their partners -- or hope to meet others -- via cycling groups. That's pretty common. Some of 'em find stable relationships that way. One friend met his wife via a casual cycling club and they're still together decades later. A couple others seem to have good dating/living arrangements. And others have broken up and splintered some clubs by fighting over custody of friends they had in common.

Most folks who join cycling clubs with the specific goal of hooking up usually leave disappointed.

Facebook is great for finding local cycling groups. There are a zillion in my area, and many of 'em are still riding throughout the pandemic with little or no curtailment of interaction.

Not me, I'm hiding out and riding solo, but that's because I'm in the high risk demographic and have absolutely zero interest in dating. The surest way to get me to unfriend, block or unfollow someone is for a woman acquaintance to ask me if I'm interested in dating. Married twice, two-time loser, enjoying my freedom now. I answer to no one other than my three female cats who obviously are the real bosses in my home.

But Strava? Nah, not seeing it. Yeah, it's social media, but narrowly focused. They dabbled with offering posts other than activity logs but it didn't really catch on, other than to attract porn spammers.

The closest you can get to flirting on Strava is to simply give kudos and carefully worded generic encouragement, without getting creepy or personal about it. That might develop into something, but I wouldn't push it. Cyclists are very cliquish and if anything goes wrong you'll never hear the end of it online.
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Old 07-10-20, 05:31 AM
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Strava as dating app?
Originally Posted by thehammerdog
strava seems like an excellent vehicle to meet people like u for dates. if say your a handsome lady, great build good tan nice bike better kit than most who seeks same but a dude. why not strava.
Originally Posted by Troul
^ or: "I noticed as I was drafting you that you have a nice rear, wanna rub tires later?"
Originally Posted by eyemkeith
Is it any great wonder more women aren't into cycling? Jesus, just let them ride.
I have previously posted:
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
I got lucky during the Golden Age Bike Boom of the 1970s...

We met in a college freshman course and our first mutual activity was cooking. I got the cycling bug first and she followed.
So Iím not in the market, but I have observed:
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
... on my daily commute, it seems that female joggers outnumber males by a large margin, at least 5 to 1, if not as high as 10 to 1.Among the cycling commuters that I see I would say the men outnumber the women by a greater ratio, [at least 5 to 1, if not as high as 10 to 1 though in much fewer numbers, maybe about one cyclist for every 40-50 runners.

My estimates of joggers and cyclists are a general observation made over the seasons, though I do ďguesstimateĒ the gender during the cold weather.
Originally Posted by jrickards
There may be a higher proportion of male bike commuters than female but there may also be a higher proportion of males interested in participating in the BikeForums than females so the male:female ratio of participants in these forums (let alone this poll) may be skewed away from reality.
Originally Posted by miss kenton
There may be more women out cycling or joining cyling groups if they could trust that they were appreciated and respected for their cycling abilities rather than the way they look in their cycling shorts.
So if you're looking, as Willie Sutton said "Go where the money is (jogging)."

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Old 07-10-20, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ZHVelo
Granted, I cycle more this year than ever before, but since covid, I have seen more female cyclists than ever. Maybe it is becoming more popular.
Maybe it is because the creeps are for once social distancing?
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Old 07-10-20, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
Strava as dating app?I have previously posted: So Iím not in the market, but I have observed:So if you're looking, as Willie Sutton said "Go where the money is (jogging)."
that was exhausting......
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Old 07-10-20, 06:26 AM
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Think about it... cycling is about 99.9999999% pasty white guys and 0.0000000001% everyone else. (Yes, I'm a pasty white guy ) Heck, I don't even know if there are any women on this forum or any bike forum I post on. My cousin who is female and an avid cyclist does what she can to avoid the barrage of online weird-o's who contact her simply because she's a "chick on a bike". Heck, even on Zwift she set up her profile to be as anonymous as possible and from a country she doesn't live in so as to not be pestered by all the goons looking to use that platform to connect with women.

Long-story-short, if you're a remotely attractive women who bikes, I don't think you need an app to find a date... you need an app to protect yourself from too many date requests.

(If you're female and disagree, please speak-up!)
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Old 07-10-20, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by PoorInRichfield
Think about it... cycling is about 99.9999999% pasty white guys and 0.0000000001% everyone else. (Yes, I'm a pasty white guy ) Heck, I don't even know if there are any women on this forum or any bike forum I post on. My cousin who is female and an avid cyclist does what she can to avoid the barrage of online weird-o's who contact her simply because she's a "chick on a bike". Heck, even on Zwift she set up her profile to be as anonymous as possible and from a country she doesn't live in so as to not be pestered by all the goons looking to use that platform to connect with women.

Long-story-short, if you're a remotely attractive women who bikes, I don't think you need an app to find a date... you need an app to protect yourself from too many date requests.

(If you're female and disagree, please speak-up!)
I can't like this post hard enough.

Also, if there are any women here, I'm guessing its few. And not just because of actual discussion of the supposed merits of strava as a creeper app, which is simply baffling, but because of the locker room talk like this:
Originally Posted by Troul
what if they wax, only the chain?
<stands on soapbox>

I love bikes. And biking. So much.

But man, the stereotype of biking being nothing but a boys club of pasty whites isn't exactly being challenged by stuff like this. I'd like to see everyone on a bike. Every-freaking-one. I don't think I'm out of line saying that the majority of people here do as well. But we can't bring them in if this is what they see, you know? I'm not saying we need to join hands and sing and hug, but maybe a think a little about how all this would look to your daughter, girlfriend, mom.

Biking rocks. Let's let everyone in to the club.

</stands on soapbox>
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Old 07-10-20, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by PoorInRichfield
Think about it... cycling is about 99.9999999% pasty white guys and 0.0000000001% everyone else.
Glad I am not part of that first group and that there are countless other people where I live and ride who are not.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Glad I am not part of that first group.
Hard to interpret this as not being racist.
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Originally Posted by PoorInRichfield
Hard to interpret this as not being racist.
I am not pasty and I am happy about that. And it's wonderful to be part of a diverse cycling community. Get it now? Or are you trying to start an argument from behind a keyboard. If so, take your accusations elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by PoorInRichfield
Hard to interpret this as not being racist.
hard to interpret you as not trolling and stirring the pot where not needed.
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Originally Posted by Toadmeister
hard to interpret you as not trolling and stirring the pot where not needed.
Wonder if this is point where I reveal that both sets of my parents (biological and adoptive) were interracial couples, that I was raised mostly in incredibly diverse environments (e.g., my neighborhood and most of my schools) and, therefore, harbor no feelings of hatred to anyone based on race, national origin, etc.

I spend a lot of time in the sun, so Iím glad Iím not pasty. Iím also glad Iím not poor. That doesnít make me a ďclassist.Ē
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