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Old 07-10-20, 10:41 AM
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I think you quoted the wrong post in this response.
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Old 07-10-20, 10:48 AM
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Man I'm getting old, I used to meet women the old fashioned way...….In bars.

I guess the dating scene has changed in 35 yrs.
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Old 07-10-20, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Toadmeister View Post
I think you quoted the wrong post in this response.
Naw. Just poorly worded the first sentence. Should have written something like "reveal to him..."
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Old 07-11-20, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by eyemkeith View Post
Is it any great wonder more women aren't into cycling? Jesus, just let them ride.
Maybe not in your area but I've seen more women cycling now than the past 3 years or so.
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Old 07-11-20, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
Man I'm getting old, I used to meet women the old fashioned way....In bars.

I guess the dating scene has changed in 35 yrs.
What if some people aren't into the bar scenes or are light/non-drinkers? I've never met women in bars or clubs before and don't drink.
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Old 07-11-20, 05:13 PM
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I'd not want to meet a female in the bars in the local-ish area. The ones drinking, getting white claw trashed; There's a reason as to why the single female is there [in the local-ish establishments] & it is not to be a self-respecting individual. Maybe 20 years ago it was fine, but now... it's just a person with a lot of baggage.
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Old 07-11-20, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by eyemkeith View Post
Yes. You hear that from women all the time. Why, oh why, aren't there more men around me while I'm running, or at the grocery store, or walking down the street, or at the gym. It's a real problem you're addressing, for certain. Good on you.
If strava had a meet others/dating option, then it would obviously be an optional opt-in feature since it wouldn't apply to the massive % of users who are married or in long term relationships.
Since it would be optional, any women who choose to participate in the dating option would clearly want to meet others. This then renders your comments moot.

And if strava were to switch entirely to a dating app, then those who use is would know it is a dating app and the complaints you mention wouldn't happen since women using strava would know it and therefore want to use it.


Either way, the hypothetical scenario neednt play out in dramatic fashion like you claim.
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Old 07-11-20, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Pugs2xLove View Post
What if some people aren't into the bar scenes or are light/non-drinkers? I've never met women in bars or clubs before and don't drink.
Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't meant to be a serious post.
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Old 07-11-20, 06:50 PM
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If they marketed an add-on dating module available for premium members, maybe they could solve their financial problems.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
If strava had a meet others/dating option, then it would obviously be an optional opt-in feature since it wouldn't apply to the massive % of users who are married or in long term relationships.
Since it would be optional, any women who choose to participate in the dating option would clearly want to meet others. This then renders your comments moot.

And if strava were to switch entirely to a dating app, then those who use is would know it is a dating app and the complaints you mention wouldn't happen since women using strava would know it and therefore want to use it.


Either way, the hypothetical scenario neednt play out in dramatic fashion like you claim.
Naturally, if you change entirely the way Strava is set up, I agree, yes, it would of course eliminate the creepiness of it all. But the fact is, Strava is a bike app, marketed to and used by bike riders, for bike riding purposes. No one has signed up, agreed to, or asked to be hit on, stalked, or otherwise even politely approached for dating purposes through the app, and therefore should not be. End of story.
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Old 07-11-20, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
I'd not want to meet a female in the bars in the local-ish area. The ones drinking, getting white claw trashed; There's a reason as to why the single female is there [in the local-ish establishments] & it is not to be a self-respecting individual. Maybe 20 years ago it was fine, but now... it's just a person with a lot of baggage.
Sounds like a rough neighborhood. 😀
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Old 07-11-20, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
strava seems like an excellent vehicle to meet people like u for dates. if say your a handsome lady, great build good tan nice bike better kit than most who seeks same but a dude. >>>>>>>>>>> why not strava.
thoughts?
... why on earth strava if you are a handsome lady, great build good tan nice bike better kit than mostwho seeks dude
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Old 07-11-20, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by eyemkeith View Post
Naturally, if you change entirely the way Strava is set up, I agree, yes, it would of course eliminate the creepiness of it all. But the fact is, Strava is a bike app, marketed to and used by bike riders, for bike riding purposes. No one has signed up, agreed to, or asked to be hit on, stalked, or otherwise even politely approached for dating purposes through the app, and therefore should not be. End of story.
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Its a discussion of a hypothetical scenario.
Strava wouldn't need to entirely change how its set up. You could simply opt in or out of the dating side of the app. All the rest could remain the same.

I dont think its a good idea, but thats just because in don't think its a sound business plan.
as it is, strava is a social platform with analytics. Adding dating to that is simply an expansion of the social aspect that is already at the core of what strava is.
end of story.
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Old 07-11-20, 07:57 PM
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Sounds like a rough neighborhood. 😀
Sign of the times. If I could easily move, I would have done it already. Betweeb work, fam/friends, & other roots grown, it just isnt in the cards right now to find new soil to grown in.
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Old 07-11-20, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
If strava had a meet others/dating option, then it would obviously be an optional opt-in feature since it wouldn't apply to the massive % of users who are married or in long term relationships.
Since it would be optional, any women who choose to participate in the dating option would clearly want to meet others. This then renders your comments moot.

And if strava were to switch entirely to a dating app, then those who use is would know it is a dating app and the complaints you mention wouldn't happen since women using strava would know it and therefore want to use it.


Either way, the hypothetical scenario neednt play out in dramatic fashion like you claim.
Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
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Its a discussion of a hypothetical scenario.
Strava wouldn't need to entirely change how its set up. You could simply opt in or out of the dating side of the app. All the rest could remain the same.

I dont think its a good idea, but thats just because in don't think its a sound business plan.
as it is, strava is a social platform with analytics. Adding dating to that is simply an expansion of the social aspect that is already at the core of what strava is.
end of story.
The OP never brought up expanding Strava for anything, just using it for an unintended, and severely creepy, purpose. So the discussion, for 60-some posts, was never about "a hypothetical scenario." It was a discussion about using an app for an unintended purpose. Your tangential addition to that discussion does not supplant the original thread, regardless of your assessment of a profitable "business plan."

Using a biking app as a dating app is freaking creepy. Full stop.
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Old 07-12-20, 07:20 PM
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BAD Idea!
Plenty of dating app if that's what one wants.
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Old 07-13-20, 02:52 PM
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Talk about new KOM possibilities.

And of course: "Show us how he touched you on the bicycle."
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Old 07-13-20, 11:33 PM
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Double fail.

Strava, and online dating!

It seems silly to me to insist that your spouse or partner has to have the same interests, especially cycling.

My wife hated bikes before she met me!
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