Few scenes are as serene as watching a kayaker glide across a lake. And few scenes are as exhilarating as watching a kayaker navigate roaring rapids. Along with the passion and skill kayakers bring to their sport, they have many qualities that carry over to romantic relationships. If you have a chance to date a kayaker, here’s why you should . . .
1- They know how to pull their weight.
This is true literally—they wouldn’t go anywhere without their own exertion—and likely will be true in your relationship.
2- They are explorers.
With more than 70 percent of the world covered in water, kayakers are eager to see as much of it as they can.
3- They are thrill-seekers.
Your dating partner is always ready to get out and experience life to the fullest—and will be delighted to have you join in the adventures.
4- They are calm, even in tough times.
Skilled kayakers know how to roll their craft, a technique to right an overturned kayak without getting out of it. This is an important ability for all aspects of life.
5- They are natural team players.
When you kayak together, you see how the other person works in tandem. Even if your partner has a single-person kayak, you can suggest a day on the water in a tandem boat. Teamwork is an essential part of every relationship.
6- They have an eye for beauty.
They spend hours on the water, observing landscapes and picture-perfect vistas. That’s the kind of person who will appreciate your unique beauty.
7- They can plan a great date.
No need to wonder about weekend plans—load up the kayaks and get set for fun. And your dates will be budget-friendly. After the initial investment in equipment, kayaking is free. Just head to the nearest river, lake, or ocean.
8- They are goal-oriented.
Paddling long distances takes perseverance. And that’s another quality that will benefit your romantic relationship.
9- They are forward-looking.
They continually paddle onward, looking back only to see how far they’ve come. Don’t you want a life companion like that?
10- They are self-sufficient.
After all, a kayak is propelled by muscle and manpower. It’s up to the individual to move forward. You definitely want that mind-set in a romantic partner.
11- They handle the unpredictable with ease.
Kayakers encounter placid water, choppy surf, and whitewater. Since daily life is full of unpredictable circumstances, this ability will benefit a long-term relationship.
12- They will show you new sights.
You’ll be introduced to a colorful vernacular. You’ll learn the meaning of “boof” (a whitewater maneuver used to launch the kayak up and over an obstacle), “baja sleigh ride” (when a kayak fisherman hooks a fish big enough to pull him in circles), and “pushing rubber” (paddling an inflatable raft).
13- They are toned and tanned.
This may not be the top reason you would date someone … but it sure doesn’t hurt!