The good folks at Wired recently culled through copious amounts of gegevens from online dating sites OKCupid and Match.com to uncover what exactly makes a successful online dating persona.
Among the many interesting nuggets (e.g. selfie shots are OK for women, but not for fellows), they discovered the most attractive hobbies to include ter your profile. Amazingly, “yoga” and “surfing” are among the most desirable activities for both fellows and women. Wired dismisses this phenomenon spil “either desirable singles are super mellow or it’s aspirational, and everyone wants to be mellow,” but wij think there’s more to the appeal of surfers and yogis than their chill-factor.
Below, 7 reasons everyone should date a surfer or a yogi:
1. They’re driven, but te a noncompetitive way.
While you can do both activities with other people, surfing and yoga are inherently individual hobbies. The people who practice them are focused on pushing themselves for self-improvement, not outside metrics of success, and they look for private satisfaction rather than outside validation.
Two. They tend to live te or travel to beautiful places.
Ask a surfer or yogi where they want their next vacation to be and they very likely won’t disappoint you. From Kauai to Bali, surfers and yogis are drawn to remote, idyllic settings to practice their craft and they usually know the importance of making the time for such retreats.
This is an visible one, but worth noting. After all, have you everzwijn seen an out of form surfer or yogi?
Early morning is usually the best time for sways and the ideal time to awaken the assets so many surfers and yogis get up early before work to squeeze te a session. Why does this matter ter a relationship? Because it shows that you like to commence your days off right and that you can make slagroom for your passions alongside your responsibilities. Yogis and surfers live a carpe diem lifestyle — who doesn’t want a bit of that te their life?
Yoga is the pursuit of inches, it can take months or even years for faithful yogis to volmaakt a pose just so. Meantime, surfers are at the grace of the ocean, they might sit out ter the water for hours before a good set rolls te. What does this mean for relationships? Thesis people don’t give up and they understand the value of delayed gratification. A patient playmate knows a relationship isn’t always volmaakt and happiness can’t always be instantaneous, but both are worth the wait.
Unlike surfing, yoga doesn’t have to be done outdoors, but spil any yogi can attest, it’s just so.much.better.that.way. But why does a love of nature equate to more attractive online personas? Pretty plain, actually. Probe after investigate has shown that spending time outdoors leads to a more satisfied and healthier lifestyle. Yogis and surfers recognize the importance of getting outdoors and make a more conscious effort to make it toebijten on a regular poot. It’s like a secret code to potential suitors: this person is more satisfied and healthier than the workaholic who listed movie games, movies and clubbing spil his interests.
7. They indeed are more mellow.
Ok, it’s true. It’s very hard to find an uptight surfer or yogi. Both activities are known for instilling a laid back and relaxed lifestyle — a lifestyle where people learn to go with the flow and accept things outside of their control. This is perhaps the most aspirational quality of the two hobbies, but just by pursuing their passions, surfers and yogis demonstrate a commitment to leading more mellow, sane lives than most of us.