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Finding Love and Companionship Off the Grid

To anyone who is paying attention to the signs, it is obvious that human society is in a deeply troubled state. Natural disasters are happening everywhere at an accelerating rate, the economy is frozen by overwhelming public and private debt, and government gridlock threatens to shut down the Nanny State that tens of millions of Americans have come to rely on for their survival. The latter observation should not be taken as criticism of those Americans – they have been left to cling to the tattered life preservers thrown to them by the government because the private banks and corporations that have come to control everything have stopped providing real economic opportunity. These powerful interests, driven as they are by avarice and greed, are far more concerned about protecting their obscene profit margins from even the slightest risk in times of trouble than they are about helping to create decent jobs for people who need to work to feed their families and pay their bills.

It should be clear to everyone that the time for bold and assertive action is at hand. But the mainstream media and political elites continue to distract people with bread and circuses, and where there should be a burgeoning mass movement demanding change, what we have instead is a nation of quiescent souls sitting and waiting for the same politicians they supposedly despise to pass the perfect legislation that is somehow going to make everything all right again. Instead of tea parties for real action, we are given phony “grass-roots movements” that are sponsored and controlled by the same big-money interests that have been enslaving us all along.

But unlike the majority of Americans and so many others around the world, survivalists are the one group that has refused to swallow the blue pill. All across this nation, and increasingly around the globe, those who can see the truth and are able to detect that faint scent of sulfur that now permeates the air are starting to come together to form networks for sharing skills, information, technologies, and alternative ideas about how society can and should be organized.

Because of the Internet, it is now easier than ever before to find like-minded souls who understand what is happening and know what must be done. Those who have chosen to reject the lies and the manipulation once and for all and to live without compromise no longer have to be isolated because their families don’t understand them or because mainstream society brainwashes the masses to shun those who refuse to accept the status quo.

Finding Connection

Intentional communities of fellow travelers, whether they are still in the planning stages in anticipation of a post-collapse future or actually in existence right now, are a wonderful way for off-the-gridders to find social, emotional, and physical mutual support to complement their hard-earned independence and self-reliance. But while finding others to trade ideas, skills, and resources with can help bring a much-needed sense of hopefulness and a feeling of belonging to preppers and survivalists, there are still many who are missing something vitally important that everyone wants and needs in their lives – a partner to share it all with. Living and working and community building off the grid may be the only chance we have to survive the coming conflagration, but no matter what else is going on in our lives and in the world, our hearts can never go off-the-grid. A lonely heart can only shrivel up and die, and where there should be love and happiness, there will instead be a void of desperation and despair.

Many people have trouble finding love, but for preppers the situation can be even more difficult to solve because there are so few people who are capable of comprehending and accepting the truth about how dire the current world situation really is. Internet forums and other websites where off-the-gridders gather are wonderful places to find friendship and camaraderie, but connections of the heart tend to be more elusive for those practicing alternative lifestyles in a society where the vast majority choose to go along just to get along. But all over the internet, specialized dating sites have sprung up to assist those who are looking for like-minded people, and there is now at least one site available for survivalists, preppers, and off-the-gridders who would like to find that special someone.

Hearts Online

Survivalist Singles caters exclusively to those who are seeking romance and relationships with others who have embraced the off-the-grid lifestyle and/or the ideology of self-sufficiency and self-reliance. Anyone who would like to join is free to do so at no cost, and once someone becomes a member and posts a profile on the site they will be allowed to browse through the profiles of other members and contact anyone they would like by email. The site also has forums and chat rooms were people can socialize and exchange ideas, and instant messages can be sent to any other members who might happen to be online at a given time. Since those who have been looking for love have probably already spent time on Internet dating websites, all of this probably sounds familiar; but the special twist here is that the site is specifically designed to provide a meeting place for those who have chosen to go off the grid or would like to do so in the near future.

In addition to this website, which claims to have successfully brought together many who have ended up married or in relationships, some of the forums around the Internet that provide outlets for survival-themed interaction have opened up special sections for those interested in romance. And of course, social networking sites like Facebook do give people a good opportunity to find others who see things the same way they do.

Off-the-gridders looking for romance online face one problem that other specialized groups do not, however, and that is the imbalance between the numbers of men and women who are aware of and have adopted the prepper lifestyle. At Survivalist Singles, there are twice as many men who have joined as women, and younger women in particular appear to be poorly represented. Nevertheless, for men in particular who have had trouble finding women who share their ideals, an Internet dating site like Survivalist Single could dramatically expand their ability to make contact with members of the opposite sex.

Internet dating sites must always be approached with extreme caution. People who find each other online should really make an effort to get to know each other well before they physically meet by exchanging emails, phone calls, and videos of their lives. If indeed they do decide to get together for coffee or lunch, the first meeting – and the next several meetings – should always take place in public places, and at the end of the date each person should leave separately and on their own. Once a level of trust has been established, then and only then is it time to bring someone home to meet parents, children, or other members of the family. It also would not be a bad idea to hire a private detective to do a background check on people met through online dating services, just to be sure that everything is on the up and up.

Taking a Chance on Romance

While the odds may be against finding the perfect person on the Internet – especially for off-the-grid men – millions of successful relationships and marriages have started out this way. Those who choose to go off the grid do so in large part because they want to live in a way that is authentic, and a life without romance and companionship is inconsistent with this ideal because it is just an imitation of what our existences were meant to be. The off-the-grid community is trying to build something better and more sustainable than what mainstream society has to offer, and that is a vision that is definitely worth sharing with someone special.

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  1. Wow! This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for people like myself who are alone and definitely in need of someone special in their life. My husband passed away several years ago, and since all of my friends are married, I always feel like “a third wheel”, and very much out of place. I’m a retired, senior citizen, so I’m also pretty limited in opportunities to find a potential companion.

    I love Off The Grid, and have bought many of your products, including my Powersource 1800, which I was so glad I had this weekend during our October Noreaster up here in Maine! Would be so much fun to meet someone else that shares my same interests. God bless you for making this a possibility!!!


  3. How great that would be to change ones life for the better, as a older man it does seem impossible to do alone? With my dog

  4. Hi in melinda this is my dream to be off grid with nature … but i realize i mu have a man as a companion….. to share task and for companship … alone of grid is difficult and i need a like minded free thinking man who will share a dream of a free life …

    • Hi Malinda, if you’re still looking please email,[email protected]

  5. hi im a single 31yr old male looking to go off the grid with the right person. if someone you know is looking for someone let me know please. I love the freedom of the out doors.

  6. Hi im lone .living just below the arctic circle in sweden .iv been living off the grid for 8 years now, been devorced for 10 and are close to 60years. Allthough both my barn animal and cats and dogs are impassible to live without i long for a partner/love, who share my interest in this special lifestyle and dare to take on off grid life in cold climat. My email is : [email protected].

  7. Jason tower man

    Hello all i.m 35 from MN looking to find a woman ( aka soul mate, partner, friend) look to go foo the grid soon if you are out there hit me up thank you!

    • Hi Jason, I’ve been thinking about going off the grid for a long time now. Ever since my move back from Alaska, I’ve been yearning to back to the wilderness. The camping, hunting, fishing and just strolling through the forest gave me joy. I miss it so much, the smell off nature in the morning is breathtaking and refreshing. I do like the simple things in life. But like everyone else on this site, I just can’t seem to find anyone who shares the same interests or beliefs about life and living. If like to shoot me an email, I would love to chat and go from there.

      • Hi mechele I don’t suppose your still looking for I’m the big bend area of west Texas the land is bordered by 200,000,000 acres the second largest canyon in the USA. bigger is the grand canyon.its.still the wild west mpat don’t know about this that’’s still.there.there are ghost towns,old mines ,fossils

  8. Hi I’m a 58 year old divorced South African Indian lady looking for a ideal partner to live off the grid. My 2 children are married & I live alone. I will relocate if I do find the right man. Age between 65+ & either divorced or widowed. I love nature & the simple things in life. I’d love to live off the grid & I’m a good cook, love animals & living the life of our ancestors. I’d love a simple cabin & growing veg & keeping chickens etc for food. I can make a meal out of basic stuff. If you are interested then contact me. Thank you.

  9. Hi I’m a 58 year old divorced South African Indian lady looking for a ideal partner to live off the grid. My 2 children are married & I live alone. I will relocate if I do find the right man. Age between 65+ & either divorced or widowed. I love nature & the simple things in life. I’d love to live off the grid & I’m a good cook, love animals & living the life of our ancestors. I’d love a simple cabin & growing veg & keeping chickens etc for food. I can make a meal out of basic stuff. If you are interested then contact me. Thank you. [email protected]

  10. Living in the Yukon Territory off grid, I’m a first nations man, and I know how to live off the land efficiently. Living alone is a very lonesome feeling, and I feel as though something has been missing in my life, and that is a partner to share these amazing experiences living off grid with, someone who has the same interests and passions as I do. A person who has a compassionate personality, and a strong will, would be someone that would be compatible.

    [email protected]

  11. I’m a 48 year old male looking for my soul mate to go off grid with me and live happy healthy and spiritual. If interested let’s talk

    • Hi Rick, I’m 46 and love the concept of living off the grid. A realist by nature it seems a more enjoyable task with a partner. Someone has to cut the wood and someone has to bake the pie:-). Either way I stumbled across this page and who knows maybe there is a soul that is meant for me in this crazy, fun, unpredictable quest to live Off Grid:-)

    • Hi Chris,
      I’m 46 looking for the same. Patricia

  12. I’m putting this out there because it gets lonly living off the grid with out a companion I’m now fifty white man looking for a lady that would like to live off the grid with me. I live southwest of fallon Nevada. If your interested call me 775-385-4282.thanks James.

  13. I would like to know how to contact someone at the dating site as I read something in the security agreement that concerns me. I have re-read it several times and it still seems like I would be giving up all my rights to my profile and whatever pictures I post. I have no problem with the rest of the agreement. Here is the part I am talking about.

    PROPRIETARY RIGHTS: You assign to Us, with full title guarantee, all copyright in Your profile and your photographs posted, at any time, in connection with Your use of the Service. You waive absolutely any and all moral rights to be identified as author of Your profile and owner of Your photograph and any similar rights in any jurisdiction in the world.

    I couldn’t find any contact options there so I am just trying to get more clarification here on this part. Any contact info for the dating site would sure be helpful as I am a single woman looking for an offgrider.


  14. Hi, I am a 58 year old woman in Nova Scotia, Canada who wants to live offgrid badly. I want to move north of here and live in cold country as I hate heat, so I am looking at the northwest territories/Arctic. I love to cook, garden, hunt, fish, not afraid to get my hands dirty at all and I am a licensed Private Pilot. Like most others who are either offgrid already or prepping to go, I see what is coming in society. As much as I have been prepping, when I watch shows about offgrid living I absolutely hate to see the shows end and I feel sad that I am not already living the life style. I know it’s a lot of hard work, no problem. I not only want to live offgrid, I NEED to. I have a clean record, never been arrested, don’t do drugs, barely drink, don’t smoke, don’t have any STD’s, was born a rebel and will die that way. LOL.

    email [email protected]

    Please put something in reference to this in the subject line, such as responding to your concerning living offgrid or something similar so I don’t delete it thinking it’s spam.

    • Wow I am looking for the right women to live and share with a real life with and in joy each day bill

    • I finally found this page I wasn’t going to give up even if I have to tape a sign on my back lol I’m 50 years old I all these posts I know I’m close to finding the one I believe in carma I’m not a wierdo fairly sane slightly crazy A thinker and surviver I seem to be at my best when my back is to the wall I have my own little house in a small town it serves a purpose right now I’m putting together things to go bigbend country Texas low down payment. Ez low monthly payments we can start out rite here at my house make sure we are good for eachother I could write a book if I keep going souch I want to talk about I want to get out of April god willin. And the Creek don’t rise yes I’m old school country boy thanks for reading if this sounds like you please let’s talk about it LJ

  15. Hi my name is Bob, and i am 65yrs, i have lived off and on the grid rising my last 3 children by myself. but i would like to find some one that is intressted in living off grid comply as soon as possable, i am desableed to the point that i have to be on oxygen some times, no i dont smoke, or drink, i like to live where its fairly warm in the winter, can travle, if need be to do that, like to just enjoy life with some one that would like to build a littel place some where, togather,have a small income every month, would like for them to have the same, but not nessasry, . if interrsted , please email me . i like to hunt and fish, garden, well educated in elecronnics, was a welder and michanic for fifty years! well email me, and we can talk, very easy going, tell me your thoughts.

  16. What a great article. I’ve been looking for someone interested in doing this with me as well. I grew up on a farm in rural KY and have been learning off the grid skills all my life-farming, blacksmithing, bees, barn building and cabin raising. I’m a watchmaker (and old time fiddler and banjo player) by trade and have been wanting to have a shop off the grid. I really do party like its 1859- I do daguerreotype and tintype photography.
    Would love to find someone interested in living off the grid in Virginia or Greenbrier Co area of West Virginia.
    [email protected]


  17. I am a 57 year old female, who has thought seriously about living off the grid. Would like to find a like minded male to do this with, working together to make a life for both of us.

  18. Hi im a 47 years old i have 191 acars with a small cabin ,live there on the weekends looking for a like minded female and would to live ther full time.

  19. I am a 50 year old male and live on my family’s old homestead. I have a house here with 100 acres in S. Oh. and am looking for a female to enjoy what I have here and help to get it to the next level. Have running water and house stays warm. Have great deer and turkey hunting and perfect place for a large garden. Could grow and harvest most of our meat hunting. Also have 2 hay fields that could be used to feed livestock. The house, property and everything I have here is paid for free and clear so no big expenses for what I have! . Any interested females out there ready??

    • Hi Ed,
      I would like to hear more about your place in Southern Ohio.
      My preference has been in going off grid in a mountainous area, however I am not ruling out the Midwest .

  20. 30+. spiritual. i have dark skin (dont know if thats a race, i thought it was just more melanin content) looking offgrid partner who is preferably 45 yr or less. who is spiritual, and know the working of the system…

    I live in the caribbean and want to live offgrid in the caribbean. I’m not going offgrid in the cold. sorry. my body cant tolerate. there are lots of beautiful islands full of natural food n water still.
    jalex403 at hotmail dot com

    • oh did i mention that i happen to be female… oops

      • Hi there, I am a 36 year old white male, athletic, skilled in primitive survival, avid hunter and outdoorsman, 9 year Army Veteran (4 in Spec Ops), college grad and professional. I am wanting to get off grid and live a homesteading style life. I do not want to do this alone, so am looking for female companionship, yes with the possibility of romance. I live in Florida now, but would relocate anywhere we decided on together. If you already have a place set up, I would love to join you, and if not we can venture out together. Been wanting to do this a long time and hope this is the place to find a partner for this forever adventure! My email is survivalist37075 at gmail dot com.

    • I have found my place 3 years ago in Alaska and have been staging supplies and built a shed last year to keep the bears from playing rugby with my gear, like they did the first year. This year I will build my cabin and start staying full time in my little corner of the world. It’s a peaceful place with the nearest road some od 25 miles and travel by float plane in summer or ski plane and snow machine in winter. Most people I talk to are concerned about so many things and have come to look for a safe haven to wait it out. That is not what I am doing. I just want to enjoy life spending my time doing the things that are important to me. I do enjoy people and have a few neighbors who have cabins on the lake but for the most part are just a few days a year but its always great to visit with them. I spend most of the time by my self and stay busy either working on cutting wood, fishing or hiking and do wish I could find a like minded woman to share it with.

  21. I am 45,educated, a carpenter by trade, and very innovative.I want to GOG in the Maine area.I am spiritual,have begun to get very healthy and strong.I am not a nut, and very hopeful of the future.I must be in nature,and make the most of it and even have some fun and an enjoyable ,sustaining life This is very odd to put my self out there ,but sometimes you must take the chance.Looking for a women who has similar values and dreams.

  22. I am a 36 year old white, athletic male. I have 2 college degrees, professional career, and am a 9-year Army Veteran. I live in Florida now, and have lived in various states. I have been wanting to live off-grid/homestead/etc for some time now, but know that I do not want to do so alone. I am hoping to find an athletic, adventurous woman that would like to share in this adventure with me permanently. If you already live off-grid or homestead, awesome. If not, we can start together. I am open to where I do this, but prefer warmer climates. If interested, please contact me at [email protected]. Hope to hear from someone!

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