Dating has continuously evolved since the dawn of civilization until today. If you think it's going to stop after a global disaster, you're wrong!
In this article:
- Post Crisis Rebuilding
- Finding Your Survival Companion
- Survivalist Dating Sites
- Meet People in My Area
Survivalist Dating | Online Dating for Preppers
Post Crisis Rebuilding
Most people don’t know what prepping is actually about. They tend to envision a lone survivor trekking the woods or sitting in his bunker with a shotgun in hand.
While this may be the image that comes to mind this is nowhere near the reality.
You may survive a crisis for time alone, but you will never be able to thrive unless you have companionship. Humans need social interaction and connection with others in order to function to their full potential.
While it may mean you need to have twice the supplies and your movement speed becomes handicapped; you half the amount of work that needs to be done, increase your security, and boost your morale.
Rebuilding after a crisis is a monster unto itself and is extremely daunting… nearly impossible for one person to do.
Pioneers had large and extended families in order to help work and live off the land. This is exactly what you will need if and when SHTF.
Finding Your Survival Companion
Need a bit of dating advice as survivalists? The best thing you can do is have a partner who shares your beliefs and drive for survival.
But how do you make sure your significant other is as serious about proper food storage and off-grid survival training as you are?
Your current preparations and vision of the future can be misunderstood. It can easily become a very uncomfortable if not impossible subject to bring up on a first date.
Thankfully, I have stumbled across a few prepper and survivalist dating sites that take all the hassle out of searching through the endless match.com or plentyoffish.com profiles. These websites will save you from the stress of how to broach the subject of preparation with your significant other.
Survivalist Dating Sites
With all these dating sites available for every community, it was only a matter of time until the prepper community would have their own. After all, if you spend most of your free outdoors honing your hunting and trapping skills, an asthmatic vegetarian might not be the best match for you.
Survivalist Singles is a site that offers an online dating scene where preppers can find the perfect mate and, in the words of PrepperDating. “You no longer have to feel like wearing a tinfoil hat discussing to someone about your need to be prepared.”
Survivalist Singles is by far the largest and the only prepper dating site left after Kwink.com and PrepperDating terminated their services.
This site lets preppers seek out individuals or groups for commune living. One of the only downsides to these sites is you can't search by skill.
If you're trying to find the perfect partner, you would want to find one with skills that compliment your own. I guess that could be the topic to bring up on your first date.
Kwink.com and PrepperDating used to be free no pay dating sites with no plans on becoming a paid service, but the owner of Survivalist Singles is planning to eventually charge a $5.00 monthly membership fee and is even considering changing the slogan to, “Find love for less than the price of a box of bullets,” to draw in paying members.
For the growing movement of female preppers that may be interested in finding a man, the site is a dating goldmine. Survivalist Singles currently host about 4000 members of which 2900 are men and 1100 are women.
This is a huge difference against Match.com, which has a roughly even split between men and women.
These niche sites also allow you to search for your mate without having to troll through the endless craigslist.com ads that are often very discouraging and nearly impossible to find a good match.
Meet People in My Area
Another great site for finding like-minded people is meetup.com.
Meetup has become a booming success in cities all over the country and because you can search for specifically the genre or niche of your interest. It is also very easy to navigate to exactly the groups you want to join.
While Meetup is not specifically designed to find a mate, it is still a great place to start looking. It can also help you to create a community of other survival oriented people that in a crisis can bond together to help get through just about anything.
With the ability to search a radius as small as two miles and as large as the globe, you should be able to find a meetup group to suit your needs.
Searching for survival groups in my city using the search term “survival” brings up 17 groups within a 25-mile radius that range from homesteading to permaculture to urban survival.
With all of these websites currently available for free, you should have no excuse to survive what may come alone.
Want to get some knowledge about meeting other preppers? Check out this video by City Prepping:
These survivalist dating websites are bringing unique opportunities for preppers to also prep for companionship after a global disaster. A lot of people who don't have the same interest for doomsday prepping will find it odd, but many will also be looking forward to being part of this growing community.
Would you be interested in joining an online preppers' dating site? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 14, 2013, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.