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She considered only guys who made mention of the sport, whether it was through a photo they'd posted or a reference in their short bio.On a cold day in February, she came across a guy with whom she'd flirted at Chelsea Piers in December."Looking for golfers is a nice way to meet a successful man," Elizabeth says. He and I are both pursuing our goals together, and it's awesome."Though the majority of low-handicap women who play golf almost always exclusively seek male golfers, the reverse isn't true. In fact, 80 percent of golfers in the United States are male, according to the National Golf Foundation."A girl's pool of potential dates is much bigger than a guy's," Rhoades says.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."I was trying to hit on him, and he wasn't having it," Samantha says."Turns out, he had just come out of a long relationship and wasn't ready to date.
The awkward pauses inherent in those conversations (and in any conversation) feel far less awkward outside and on a golf course, where a shared experience and outdoor stimuli provide for natural talking points.
The last nongolfer she dated was back in high school.
"Golfers are just who I'm attracted to," says Samantha, who has a 1.4 Index.
Finally, I came across a photo I could connect with. That meant he'd seen my photos, too, and he was intrigued.
After mindlessly left-swiping through hundreds of mundane Tinder images (a left-swipe means, "Nope, I'm not interested"), I stopped at a photo of a guy standing on the seventh tee at Pebble Beach. I messaged him first: "Seventh tee at Pebble Beach!