Dear Peak Shrink ~
I am very happy to have found your website & to see the support and interesting information you have to offer here. I thought I was either very unique or crazy (maybe both), however feel better having found you & yours.
One of the questions I have is how to find like-mindeds for dating purposes? I’ve just about given it up completely, as not too many people (maybe I’m not looking in the right places?) share the same viewpoint about the future and preparations for such. I am an attractive 47 year-old woman, wanting to move off the grid, but would like a helper/help mate. It is a daunting task to think about alone. Most guys these days haven’t even heard of living off grid, and think you are a little cuckoo when you say you want a goat, some bees and a few chickens. My first 2 husbands were stockbrokers and really thought I had lost it when I suggested such. Any suggestions? Looking to move from LA to northern Colorado, but not limited to this.
Peak Oil Dating! Off-Grid Girl, are you looking for different features in a mate now, than you were before Peak Oil? Are their characteristics, skills, outlooks, etc that take on new significance? How ’bout the rest of you out there? If you are single, has Peak Oil changed your notion of “falling in love?” If you were to be single and wanting a mate (for those already involved) what might change?
Do we need a “Sex, Love, and the Peaknik” chatline for your “special lifestyle?” (grin) What is an ideal date for a Do-More Doomer? Deadbeat Doomer? Philosopher Doomer? Are they the same?
Oh boy, I could go on, but I’ll stop here. Chime in!