While nature conservation and protection is an incredibly important issue, it can also be a rather delicate subject to talk about, especially with someone you just met like during a date. It can make for an awkward small talk and would likely hurt your chances of actually making a connection with the person you are with.
On that note, this doesn’t mean that you can’t introduce nature conservation to your date. You just need to know how to go about it in a way that is favorable to you.
Not On The First Date
If you really have a mind to teach your date about your environmental conservation crusade, you should never do it in the first date. When asked about hobbies or things you are interested in, just drop some hints instead of going on a tirade against big oil and stuff like that. Instead, you should try to shift the conversation to focus more on their interests and passions. Your attentions will be reciprocated if your date is actually the kind of person worth your time and effort.
Take It Slow
Once you are past the first date, you can start your slow trudge towards converting your date into someone who might just be a bit concerned about the environment into someone who will at least try to participate in your activities. To do so, you have to take it slow. Talk about what drew you to becoming a conservationist. After that, show your date all of the good you’ve done via pictures or videos. It also helps to show how much fun it can be.
Don’t Push The Issue
If your date is starting to lose interest in talking about the environment, you shouldn’t force the issue. Change the subject and try going for more light-hearted topics that you both would enjoy. It helps to keep things balanced out so that no one resents anyone.
Learn To Let Go
Finally, if your date really isn’t interested in having the same commitment to protecting nature as you do, you have to let it go. There’s just no point in trying to change someone’s mind who already has it made up.