"It's a more realistic expectation for women to find male golfers than it is for men to find female golfers."Ryan, a 33-year-old avid golfer and a divorced father of two girls, says it's his dream to find a woman who loves the game and plays well."Half my time is already devoted to my daughters," he says, "and golf takes up the majority of the rest of my free time." When Ryan reentered the dating scene, he used Tinder.
"A girl's pool of potential dates is much bigger than a guy's," Rhoades says.
Galena Rhoades, a psychology professor at the University of Denver. Other sites, like and OKCupid, allow you to winnow your search based on religion, political affiliation, interests, etc.
"What might make golf a more important match than other activities is the amount of time that it can take up in someone's life. How about someone who has at least a master's degree? Limiting the field of potential dates, however, isn't always the key to finding that perfect person.
Jealous you've played there." He was stunned I could identify the hole.
After a few messages back and forth (he was funny and sarcastic and wrote in full, grammatically correct sentences), we agreed to grab a drink.
As a young single female who'd recently moved to a city that values a metropolitan lifestyle over an outdoorsy one, Samantha knew her chances of finding an avid golfer in Manhattan were slim. She frequented Chelsea Piers (a four-level, high-tech driving range on the Hudson River) in part to keep her game fresh, but also to meet guys.