In today's age of inconvenient truths, unearthing a mindful mate has never been easier. The growth of the green movement has spurred a surge in eco-themed dating sites, matchmaking services, and networking events. Sustainably-sensitive singles no longer need move to Vermont, Colorado, or the nearest hippie commune to find love. Instead, just hit up these great green-dating trends.
No doubt treehuggers like to party. You can find them at your average bar, nightclub, rowdy disco, or rave. Yet beer goggles and vibrating strobe lights make any hippie tough to spot in the crowd. Add an automatic smoke machine and you might as well be playing "Where's Waldo." Save yourself the reconnaissance mission and opt for a room full of greenies at Green Drinks, a not-for-profit green networking event that meets monthly in over 300 cities ranging from Sri Lanka to Stillwater, Oklahoma. For a Green Drinks near you, visit greendrinks.org.
If you'd rather avoid the beer goggles all together, opt for a sober search in the great outdoors. Most cities boast hiking, biking, and boating networks. Join one of your city's outdoor interest groups and you're bound to meet a bounty of thrill-seeking eco-holics. Bonding over a tough climb or pristine mountain view will heighten the connection, and nothing gets the blood pumping — quite literally — like biking or hiking outside.