Archive for February 7th, 2008

Connecting With Outdoor Singles

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Valentine’s Day can be a let down for singles. However, if you’re an outdoor enthusiast, when you do connect with a kindred spirit…what happens after that…is up to nature.

There is a certain bond with people who appreciate a bird…or a fish… or a tree…or a flower…or the sky…or a river… or the mountains or the oceans that bring deepness to relationships.

Kathleen Menke, founder of the Outdoor Singles Network,, says nature creates a powerful bond between two people.

It’s probably one of the strongest bonds I know of that bring people together and hold people together over a lifetime. If there is that common love and common shared activity, then that really helps to hold things together.

The Outdoors Singles Network is one of many organizations that serve as an online community where outdoor singles can find one another.

Nature feeds our souls. It is what we are made of, it’s what we’re connected to, and it brings to relationships a broader outlook… a strength and a sensitivity and a kind of tenderness and love that you might not find anywhere else.

For more links to outdoors organizations visit

That’s our show…with research and writing help from Alanna Jones… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

While the following websites are not strictly for singles, you are more likely to find a kindred spirit here than at your typical singles site:

  • Texas Outside,
  • Austin in Action,
  • DFW Outdoors,
  • Wild Texas,
  • Bayou City Outdoors,
  • Lubbock Hiking & Outdoor Society,
  • Adventure Club San Antonio,