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15 Reasons You Should Date a Kayaker

By eHarmony Staff

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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!


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