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Old 07-07-20, 04:43 PM
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Strava as dating app?

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?
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Old 07-07-20, 04:45 PM
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eh maybe...more likely the leg humppers will scare them all off.....But what do i know?> I'm 15yrs married!

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Old 07-07-20, 04:54 PM
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eh maybe...more likely the leg humppers will scare them all off.....But what do i know?> I'm 15yrs married!

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They were just bought out by Ashley Madison.
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Old 07-07-20, 04:59 PM
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They were just bought out by Ashley Madison.
shut up.....surly you jest sir??
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Old 07-07-20, 05:04 PM
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LOL. Guess Iím too old school and married.

Had an in-law who cheated on their spouse with someone they met in a cycling group. When sweaty spandex people get together to breathe hard, things just happen.
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Old 07-07-20, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sirjag View Post
shut up.....surly you jest sir??

Stop calling me Surly. I have a Soma. It is a long saga.
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Old 07-07-20, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Toadmeister View Post
LOL. Guess Iím too old school and married.

Had an in-law who cheated on their spouse with someone they met in a cycling group. When sweaty spandex people get together to breathe hard, things just happen.
With the special upgrade membership fee, you can get the stalker's option.
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Old 07-07-20, 05:21 PM
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With the special upgrade membership fee, you can get the stalker's option.
I keep getting strangers giving me kudos....
creepy not sure what to do.
sadly all dudes , not that I'm dating 39yrs married but thought why not strava hook ups as an option for singles.
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Old 07-07-20, 05:25 PM
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Iíve started getting some of that from Fitbit, which I havenít used in a while. Obviously scam...


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Old 07-07-20, 05:31 PM
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online for hook ups seems it is an invitation for trouble. Too many times I've read/heard & had to deal with friends that found themselves in a predicament. If it's your "thang", you be you & do your "thang" .
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Old 07-07-20, 05:34 PM
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Ewww.

Tom Lehrer was right.
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Old 07-07-20, 07:42 PM
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All trolling aside honestly I donít see the issue with this.... obviously there is a difference between stalking and using the app to join clubs/communities and meet people in person.

I joined a hiking group on Meetup 3 years ago to meet people (not necessarily romantically; just to meet like minded people who enjoyed the same outdoor activities as me), and ended up meeting my significant other on a meetup. Weíve been together 2 1/2 years now.

There is nothing wrong with leveraging technology to locate other people, romantic or otherwise, that you might want to develop relationships with.

Just donít be a sicko. Same rules of normal human engagement.
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Old 07-07-20, 07:47 PM
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There's a convenient bench in the middle of nowhere on one of my MUPs. Why not just hang out there. LOL
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Old 07-07-20, 07:57 PM
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There's the unisex restroom too..
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Old 07-07-20, 08:44 PM
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Large tandem club.
As a single.
Where you can sweat together in unison - and close proximity.

edit: used tandems can be purchased affordably.
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Old 07-08-20, 07:57 AM
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I imagine dating apps took a serious hit in the last 4 months due to so many places being shut down.
Strava as a dating app?...I guess why not...its apparently struggling to generate money as a cycling social app so take that to another level. Make it a jack of all trades master of none sort of app that will disappoint and frustrate everyone in some way.
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Old 07-08-20, 01:09 PM
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oh lard we don't need strava run over by simps.
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Old 07-08-20, 03:36 PM
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oh lard we don't need strava run over by simps.
They’ll be quickly relegated to the domestique-zone!
“Stay in my draft m’lady”
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There's always Fitness Singles.
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There is nothing wrong with leveraging technology to locate other people, romantic or otherwise, that you might want to develop relationships with.
Including flybys.
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Old 07-08-20, 11:58 PM
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I assume you mean add an option for people who want this and others who checked the dating box can see that you also checked it?

Otherwise it would just be creepy af.
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Old 07-09-20, 06:12 AM
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Stop calling me Surly. I have a Soma. It is a long saga.
ba-dum, ching!
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Old 07-09-20, 07:37 AM
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Just sounds creepy.
"Hey, I passed you on the trail today, thought you were pretty, and found you by using View Flybys, Wanna hook up?"
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^ or: "I noticed as I was drafting you that you have a nice rear, wanna rub tires later?"
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Old 07-09-20, 08:00 AM
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Is it any great wonder more women aren't into cycling? Jesus, just let them ride.
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