Originally Posted by CoBoater
his post kinda struck me like "looking for other boaters that like to play chess" or maybe "looking for christian boaters to do non-boating things with." maybe its as simple as the guy loves the river, is getting settled back in colo and he's just looking for his kind of peeps to hang with.
welcome to the 2014, please get used to it and deal with it.
Agreed, but why would anyone need to respond if I said, "Looking for boaters who play hockey to hang out with."
I have boating friends, hockey friends, parents-of-my-kids-friends friends, gay friends (who are into flying and motorsports) and the intersection of any of those groups is pretty small.
Sorry, but kayaking is kind of a niche sport. The subset of people who boat is small already. If the OP really wants to get on the river with LGBT folks, grab a raft, be the guide, and introduce some non-boaters to your favorite river.
..and the Christian boaters get slammed pretty hard, too, FWIW.
Originally Posted by henrylightcap
I agree with Bucketboater. If you're just looking for people who like to boat, ski, bike and climb that's easy. If your new friends need to be gay, that might be a little harder.
Originally Posted by jmacn
Suggesting he try a dating site is pretty ignorant and insulting. He wasn't looking for a paddling partner he can start a relationship with. Homosexuals have platonic friends, lots of them Brah.
Would it be any different from someone posting, 'male seeks female paddling partner for platonic relationship'?
I'm pretty sure most people seek paddling partners for their skill and attitude on the river. I want to boat with people who can rescue me if necessary and whom I will happily rescue if necessary. People who share beer and shuttle duties, and share interesting conversation around the campfire. I'll accept all the other qualities that define them as a person as long as they're cool on the river.
OP, I salute you for who you are. Just thought the tone of the question was funny as stated above. If you ever find yourself in NW MT or on the Lochsa in June, let's hit the river.