Dating Advice for Naturists

We discuss dating for naturists/nudists. Because single men are the ones who seem to have the greatest challenge in naturism, we focus our advice on them. We interview Melissa who is an affirmed naturist and Christine who is not but would consider it for the right guy.

A summary of the dating advice:

  1. Don’t focus on naturist/nudist dating sites. Most, and possibly all of them, are scams.
  2. Don’t limit yourself to existing naturists.
  3. Don’t make naturism the focus of your profile but don’t keep it secret either.
  4. Gentlemen, nude pictures (and dick pics in particular) don’t work.
  5. Keep trying; you need to talk to many people before you find someone who is compatible. If you’re in Canada, our survey suggests you’ll need to talk to 10 people before you find one who is willing to try naturism.
  6. Treat people with respect. If you know someone who has trouble with this, have them read our webpage on Making Friends in Naturism.

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Photo: Two naturists who met at Bare Oaks and dated for a while. While that is rare, it is possible and it does occasionally happen.

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Gender and Single Men Policies in Naturism

We catch up with Felicity Jones (from YNA, not the Rogue One actor!) to discuss gender and single men policies in naturism.

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Photo: Sitting by Lake Beamor at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park – PAR 2011

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Episode LXXXIX

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How not to be creepy

Some individuals have more trouble than others getting people to accept them. While that is true in our society as a whole, it can become even more pronounced in a naturist environment. This is likely because traditional barriers are dropped and the individual is foremost. Additionally, people who are new to naturism can feel self-conscious and clumsy as they battle emotions of awkwardness for breaching traditional societal taboos.

For single men in particular, intentions can easily be misinterpreted. It is normal for a single man to want to find a partner. But it is a fine line between showing interest and being creepy. Not all single women come to naturist clubs looking to meet someone. Women appreciate naturism because it allows them to escape society’s pressure to reach an impossible ideal of physical beauty. In naturism, they feel accepted for who they are. But too much attention from a single man, as friendly as it might be, can remind them of mainstream society’s oppressive focus on their body. It can feel like harassment.

In general, making friends in naturism is not that different from the rest of the world. Introducing yourself, being friendly without being overbearing, finding people with common interests, participating in activities, listening to people, and being trustworthy & reliable are always good ways to make friends anywhere.

Naturism is founded on respect for self and others. Being respectful (not just acting respectful) is the fundamental basis of good interpersonal relationships. In this show, we discuss some pointers for people who might be having some trouble getting accepted in a naturist club.

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