RJ site design and finding activity partners

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    Feb 05, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    I don't know if this has been an issue for anyone else, but I'm struggling with the utility of the field "sports I like" as a search term on here.

    I mean, say I want to find local guys that might be interested in a pick-up game of soccer or rugby. Search for profiles with 'rugby' or 'soccer' under 'sports I like', and it brings up everybody who:

    a) plays the sport actively
    b) likes to play occasionally
    c) likes to watch the sport on television
    d) likes the idea of the sport in principle

    Same problem with basketball. Same problem with rock climbing, with rodeo.

    You get the idea.

    Is there a good way around this? I mean, apart from scanning through lists hoping that people are playing their favorite sport in their profile picture, or searching the text body hoping they mention it there?

    Thanks!
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    Feb 05, 2011 9:06 AM GMT
    Try narrowing the search, such as: %soccer Kentucky%, it narrows the search within your search & profiles in the areas of guys who might be interested in the activities in your area. Not perfect, but is a start.

    Hope it helps.
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    Feb 05, 2011 9:10 AM GMT
    To add: if you narrow it even further I found 50 profiles in your area:

    %soccer,Louisville, Kentucky%
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    Feb 11, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    Good luck with that. When I discovered RJ I was thrilled. Finally a place where I can meet guys who might want to ski, mountain bike, whitewater kayak, or surf. Then I discovered a jock on this site is a gym rat. It is not a sports site at all but a fitness site. Then I discovered gayoutdoors.org and got excited. I tried posting in the forum but no one would respond to anything that didn't involve getting naked outdoors. The serious ones on that site seem to be mostly in the northeast. Give it a shot though. I've come to the conclusion that gays and sports just don't mix.

    That being said I loved your sick video of the guys rock climbing and falling. I hate to say it but it made me not want to do the sport. I've thought about taking it up and it is not the falling that scared me but rather it seems way too meticulous for my taste.