Any chance of a singles/ solo forum?

Discussion in 'Bugs & Feedback' started by DuneElliot, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Ooophs !! ….. I assumed (-mother of all ****-ups) @DuneElliot was male :bag: - I should have checked. My sincere apologies :oops::oops::oops:.
  2. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Jesus wept :rolleyes::D
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  3. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I think you got her mixed up with Duane Elliot :)
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  4. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker


    "Dune" - if that is her first name (?) isn't exactly common in UK ( **** those strange US habits re. naming folks !!;););)). My silly mistook :eggonface::eggonface::whistling:
  5. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    Ha ha, thank you. You have pretty much hit the nail on the head.

    Love it. Peak Dating. Where do I sign up?

    Nope, very much female...doesn't my Avatar look female? (Not sure a guy would ever be caught dead in bright capri leggings like those)

    I'm actually British (born and raised) and American with dual citizenship and lived in the US for the last 20 years. Dune Elliot is actually my pen name for my published works and I chose it because it sounded gender-neutral and I write epic fantasy, and I sorta use Dune as a trail name.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
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  6. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Am glad I got the spelling right on that one, might have to watch all me spelling now with a published fantasy writer about :unsure:
  7. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    Ha ha; you know it!;)
  8. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    I don't imagine I could tolerate my own company if I would wear polyester for hiking... :biggrin:
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  9. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Not keen on a "dating" thread either but the impromptu meet one is a bit limited as it stands IMO. For one, weekenders isn't very practical for me (and possibly others??) but I regularly meet people on my alpine trails and on occasions we hike might together for a few days (11 on one occasion) and stay in contact perhaps become friends. A friend I first met in the Pyrenees is joining me and my cousin in a few days here in the Dolimites for a 6 hike...

    So maybe a thread were post plans/locations if anyone wants to (loosely, HYOH, no expectations or commitments) connect?

    E.g. I'll be back on the Brenta high route for 5 to 7 days (weather permitting) in early September...
  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Well it tripped me up nicely :D
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  11. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    You're not the first to have made this mistake Cathy :geek:

    And anyhows those trews look pretty tame in comparison to what you see chaps sporting round these parts...

    Especially during the festival season :inlove:
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  12. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Lots of very bright and jolly (orange) troos being worn by males in the Pyreenes - @Teepee would love it :cool::D
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  13. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    I'm really not sure I want to see guys sporting the same tight leggings I wear...something needs to be left to the imagination, and guys just should NEVER wear tight spandex (occasional exception for cycling and sprinters)
  14. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Where ??!!:woot: Have to admit, I’ve met a few nice men up here, very fit n gorgeous :cigar: but none in orange trous yet.
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  15. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    On the tourist trail to Breche de Roland - plenty of guys in orange/red troos. Day hikers, indubitably - several weeks grime would not have improved their dandyness :whistling: :D
    But very jolly :thumbsup:
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  16. Daymoth

    Daymoth Section Hiker

    Or do what I do, pick up a bloke you fancy and show him how to pitch a tent.

    If you are lucky in 2 years he is buying you an ice axe as a birthday present.
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  17. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    But where do we "pick up these blokes" if we're always out on the trail?
  18. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I meet more great people when I’m out walking than I do in London. It’s a weird inverse phenomena that is probably explained by an ancient mathematical equation. Or it says something already very well known about London.
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  19. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Meeting people in the backcountry really narrows the field in your favor. You know immediately that these people actually get out.
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  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    A few years ago in the appenines it was more salmon than orange :)
  21. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Mmmh … I think I've been thru' all those stages with my hubby :D.
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  22. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    You know what @cathyjc ? I think there is a definitely a pattern emerging here ..

    I was living in a tent when i got together with my B.F.

    And i've definitely received an axe as a birthday present on at least one occasion.

    Maybe we should start a 'Tips for Success with Dating Outdoors Women' thread :biggrin:
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  23. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  24. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    I suppose it depends on what the axe was intended for.
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  25. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Maybe our partnerships flourished because the 'other person' was susceptible to 'outdoors-ishness' - otherwise we wouldn't even remember them/the incident now :D
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