Finding love doesn’t always come easy, and in this day and age there are more tools to assist in the job than ever before. But, like any good craftsman will tell you ‘refined tools cannot replace refined skills’. Tinder and other dating apps have been an interesting addition to Love’s quiver, however I’m not sure the added quantity of Cupid’s arrows makes for a higher quality in his aim! Finding love in the climbing community is no exception! In other words, there are really good reasons that climbers have a difficult time finding success on dating apps.
Reason #1: Rock Climbing can take people very far from civilization!
Reason #2: Climbers can be giant nerds – at least he didn’t say “Looking to Climb into your pants”!
Reason #3: Oh come on Chad!
Reason #4: Sometimes you can’t believe what you’re told.
Reason #5: MaryBeth…something doesn’t add up?
Reason #6: Climbers are often out of WIFI range!
Reason #7: Seth your climbing puns are cheesy, far from grate!
Reason #8: Ummm…who’s writing this? Are you literally a van?
Reason #9: I don’t understand the subtleties Mary? What are you trying to say?
Reason #10: Just NO!
Reason #11: Trevor is the guy in the back.
HOWEVER…Sometimes you find gold in the most unlikely places…so to all you romantics out there, happy prospecting!
Ignoring the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome and/or rejection, does it really hurt to keep swiping…
…Because sometimes we find a match! For more on this happy duo, click here!
What climbers really need is an app for finding a belay partner! I think I’d call it WHIPPER. Could you imagine needing a belay partner and finding this guy…
WHIPPER: an app for belationships…COMING SOON!
If you have any Tinder/belay nightmares let us know in the comments. I’d love the chance to enshrine your story, in a follow-up piece!