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.
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.
"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.
Jealous you've played there." He was stunned I could identify the hole.
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!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."Look at all these golfers," her mom told her, sweeping her index finger across the practice tee.
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.