Galena Rhoades, a psychology professor at the University of Denver. Other sites, like and OKCupid, allow you to winnow your search based on religion, political affiliation, interests, etc.
"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 more realistic expectation for women to find male golfers than it is for men to find female golfers."Ryan, a 33-year-old avid golfer and a divorced father of two girls, says it's his dream to find a woman who loves the game and plays well.
"Half my time is already devoted to my daughters," he says, "and golf takes up the majority of the rest of my free time." When Ryan reentered the dating scene, he used Tinder.
Golf, the only apparent thing we had in common, compelled us to transition from exchanging messages on a mobile-only dating app to clinking beers in real life.
"It's been shown over and over that people who have shared interests and do lots of activities together have higher satisfaction rates," says Dr. Tinder, a mobile-only app that has generated more than one billion matches, helps singles sort other singles by location.
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.
She received a message from a guy whose user name was a famous golf resort. Sitting across a table from a stranger in the corner of a dimly lit bar while forcing conversation over alcoholic beverages is hardly an ideal way to meet anyone.
The awkward pauses inherent in those conversations (and in any conversation) feel far less awkward outside and on a golf course, where a shared experience and outdoor stimuli provide for natural talking points.
Jealous you've played there." He was stunned I could identify the hole.
After a few messages back and forth (he was funny and sarcastic and wrote in full, grammatically correct sentences), we agreed to grab a drink.
She considered only guys who made mention of the sport, whether it was through a photo they'd posted or a reference in their short bio.