It's the only dating site that connects users based on a shared love of the outdoors.
Have you ever been dating someone and thought, “This person is cool, but I could have sex with them with my eyes open if only they shared the same undying love for snowshoeing?” Of course you have. You’re a Coloradan. Coloradans are the most outdoorsy people since imperious Homo erecti, and many of you need a partner that shares your undying love of outdoor sports for you to feel even the slightest pang of amour. That’s why you’ll love LuvByrd.
LuvByrd is, by far, the most Colorado-themed dating site in the world. Forgoing traditional measures of compatibility like marital interest and salary requirements, it matches single nature enthusiasts based on nothing more than a shared love of outdoor activities. In its current phase, there’s no other measure of compatibility; that part is kind of left up to you to decide … which you’re perfectly capable of doing, assuming you can tell the difference between a date that has “Crazy Sex Psycho” tattooed across their neck and one that doesn’t.
Based on the notion that sharing common hobbies and interests is the foundation for a successful relationship, LuvByrd has a singles selection made up of fit, fun-loving people with a penchant for physicality. Users create profiles that state their age, location and outdoor activity preference for both winter and summer. Members can then search for other members based on the types of activity interests they share. We definitely saw sculpted biceps and abs that look like they could slice diamonds on there. Tailored to the outdoors, it brings together people who’d rather say, kayak up a waterfall like a motivated salmon than see a movie like an unmotivated salmon.
Inspired by a lack of dating scene in Crested Butte (duh), Luv Byrd founder Mike Keshian came up with the idea for such a site after a failed relationship with a lady who preferred the wilderness of the shopping mall to the rugged Rockies:
"I needed someone I could go on adventures and experience new places with. There’s nothing better then being able to experience new trails and adventures with someone who enjoys them as well!" – Mike Keshian
Yeah, there’s also nothing better than finding another person who shares your gluten allergy, appreciates your artisan granola recipe, still respects you when you show up in Tevas and believes fairies should be the only ones allowed to vaccinate children. Oh, Colorado.
Currently, no other dating website exists that matches couples based on a mutual love for outdoor activity. In a way, this somewhat-limited scope allows people to present the most honest version of themselves — which is oftentimes a self covered in blood and chalk because they just got back from scaling a steep granite wall like a fucking human spider.
“Colorado is perfect for a site like Luvbyrd,” Cameron said. “It’s been waiting for a something like this because Colorado is one of the most active and adventurous states in the country. People here really take advantage of what Colorado offers.”
In today’s deluge of ultra-specific dating sites, LuvByrd is technically just one of the pack. But when you consider how many Coloradans have nature pulsating through their vascular system, it begins to stand out. The site’s still relatively new, so there are no metrics that explain whether this dating model is successful or not yet, and no one’s saying you’ll find your soulmate solely based on a shared interest in fly fishing or heli-skiing, but … you’re also not going to find them at last call at the bar either. It’s worth a try.