When it comes to people that the world absolutely hates, environmentalists are up there with vegans and feminists. In fact, hard core nature warriors can be particularly susceptible to arrests, getting hosed by fire trucks, and being branded a nuisance. With such an unfortunate reputation, can an environmentalist really have a good dating life?
In short, the answer is yes. Just to make things a lot easier, here are a few things that you might want to keep in mind.
- Keep Your Passions And Dating Life Separate
It’s understandable that you would want to spread the message of environmental awareness to as many people as possible, but just as you don’t talk about work during a date, you shouldn’t get too deep into your passion for environmental causes while trying to build a love life. Take it slow and if in the course of your relationship, you feel secure enough to share this part of yourself, go ahead.
- Be Flexible
A little flexibility during dates goes a long way towards helping you create a budding love life, especially when you’re a dedicated nature love. If your date doesn’t respond to your comments about global warming or melting ice caps, for example, don’t be so quick to judge. The same goes when they throw their garbage in the wrong trash can. You can work out those things later.
- Temper Your Fire
While it is commendable that you are so committed to your cause of protecting nature, you should also remember that you not everyone will share your fire. When on a date, you don’t want to come off as someone who cares way too much to the point of obsession. Not only is that a huge turn off for your date, it can haunt you in social circles as well.
- Don’t Expect Too Much
Finally, you should never expect too much from your date from the very beginning. Start with the basics, with the person you are with fulfilling the standard requirements of being a nice person who treats you well. From there, you can start building some of the issues that you want to address down the road.