July 30, 2019
Most of you know that I am also a LOVE COACH and ADVICE COLUMNIST at DearCathy.com and the author of “Love After 50: Love Questions from DearCathy.com After Hours.” The book is about saving your libido as you age gracefully.
I also have my own dating website at BlackMatchmakerClub.com. With so many people being online today because of social media, the internet is the best place to meet someone. Several people – including me — have found love on our online website so check it out.
I know most of you have seen online where I have been posting articles on my NEW BLOG at www.SimpleLifeRVing.com.
I am preparing to go Full-Time RVing in a couple of months. However, after extensive research on RVing, I am also thinking about #VanLife (#TeamVan vs. #TeamRV).
My new blog will show you how to do all of it – live in your car, van or RV and successfully travel the country, while you meet others, see some beautiful sites and make some wonderful memories along the way.
Meet Singles on The Road
As a single person just remember a lot of these Car and Van Dwellers and RVers will be in your area at one time or another so these are great opportunities to get in these communities — especially if you enjoy traveling and meeting others.
If you have yet to join the traveling community as a Car or Van Dweller or RVer, you can always attend events in neighboring states — if just on holidays or on weekends.
The goal is to get out of your ‘comfort zone.’ If nothing exciting is happening in your area then go to the next state over. You can travel either solo or with a group of friends with very little money by riding on www.Megabus.com.
You can attend single events, wine tastings, festivals, educational conferences, symposiums, town hall meetings, etc. Many of these events will be posted at www.Meetup.com so join this social media group today — especially in your city.
RV Clubs for Solo RVers
There are many Single’s Clubs out there in the RV community such as:
-National African American RVer’s Association – This group was founded to promote camping in recreational vehicles as a way of life and as another means for families to have fun and explore the outdoors.
-RVingWomen – This is a community of women, 18 and older, who travel independently. Some are retired and travel full-time while others are still working and join up on weekend rallies.
If you are new to RV travel you are invited to come to one of their rallies where you can meet other women, see their rigs, and hear how they travel. There is everything from tents to big motorhomes. There is a member directory for support.
Many travelers especially women, probably want to be a solo traveler – at least for a little while. You can become a part of their tribe and when you want to be alone, you can go your own way.
-Loners on Wheels – Loners on Wheels is an RV Club of legally single men and women who enjoy traveling, camping, RV caravanning and the lifestyle of singles. This is not a matchmaking or dating service. Companionship and support are what they’re all about. Although love does bloom at times!
-Wandering Individuals Network – This group is an RV Singles Travel Club. WIN RV Singles is the premiere RV club for singles. They are an active, adventurous club for single campers and travelers. WIN RV Singles has circuits across the US, Canada, and Mexico and are open to all legally single adult travelers.
WIN is an active club. With an average of 80 caravans, circuits, and gatherings each year, they provide activities for all single travelers — such as hiking, biking, sightseeing, kayaking, zip-lining, boat tours, museums, plays, factory tours, etc.
Everything is planned by the members. WIN provides free or inexpensive camping spots, detailed destination information with GPS coordinates, and experienced hosts who know their way around the RV world. If you’re looking for an adventurous singles RV traveling club, then WIN is for you!
-Escapees Solos – This group has a mail forwarding service for RVers out of Livington, TX. They usually hold a big New Year’s celebration in Quartzsite, AZ and other events so join them today. Community is at the heart of their Club. Escapees form enduring connections with other RVers — who share their passion for travel, exploration, and independence.
-RVillage – This is a very active online group with subgroups of every category. I am a member and highly recommend it. You don’t have to have an RV yet — to meet travelers on this site so it’s a great way to meet others traveling in and out of your area.
There are RV Clubs that are not just for singles — but more based on the vehicle you are RVing in. This is a really good list of RV Clubs, but most of them are vehicle specific. If this is something important to you, by all means, check it out.
If you are traveling alone and would like a safe place to park overnight then BoondockersWelcome.com is for you. Not only will you make new friends, but you will sleep soundly knowing you are in a safe place.
Facebook Singles Groups
- 50+ Single RVers Connection – This is a closed group for SINGLE RVers over 50 in NORTH AMERICA to connect with other RVers. If you would like to join this group, please be in NORTH AMERICA, have a current photo of yourself, an indication that you are SINGLE, and photos of your RV so that they can tell you are a SINGLE RVer! It is a DATING site….so no one should be in a relationship or married, and don’t post any sexually explicit posts. If you’re interested in a profile you see, please connect with a private message. Have fun!
- RV Singles – RV Singles is for people who enjoy RVing and happen to be single or flying solo, are widowed and looking to meet other RV singles on the road either just for friends or possibly a little romance. All members are welcome. We do not discriminate in this group!
- Traveling Solo & RV Camping
- Traveling Singles RV & Camping Dating Edition
- East Coast Single RV Dating Site
Meet Car and Van Dwellers at ‘Van Builds’
Van Dwellers have van builds all over for Car and Van Dwellers to gain ideas on how to build out vans. This is a great opportunity to network and meet others to travel with.
- Aug. 16-18, 2019 – Taos Vanlife Gathering, El Prado, New Mexico
- Sep. 20, 2019 – Asheville Van Life Rally
- Oct. 18, 2019 – New Orleans Vanlife Gathering
- Oct. 25, 2019 – Low Country Bus Festival 4 – Huntington Beach State Park, California
- Nov. 8, 2019 – Van Build Fest, Parker, AZ
Join Caravans for Car and Van Dwellers and RVers
There are so much excitement and adventure on the road, whether you travel by car, van or RV. Check out my article on “How To Live Successfully in a Car or Van.”
You can also join Bob Wells from CheapRVLiving.com “Caravans” at www.Meetup.com/Caravans.
These caravans are for Car and Van Dwellers and RVers — anyone traveling on the road with any type of vehicle. Meet others and travel with them and build lifetime relationships.
Attend the Yearly Rubber Tramp Rendevous (RTR)
Most RVers hang out in Quartzsite, AZ from October to April so it’s known as the ‘Snowbird’ capital of the world.
Every year they have their famous gathering of RVers, and Car and Van Dwellers. The event founded by Bob Wells is called the – Rubber Tramp Rendevous (RTR). The event is usually held in Quartzsite, AZ, but in 2020, they are looking at California.
There is usually anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 in attendance. Next year in 2020, the location might be 50 miles from Slab City, CA instead of Quartzsite, AZ. The location will be announced soon.
The event starts off with women Car and Van Dwellers and RVers coming together in workshops for 4 days starting on Jan. 4 – Jan. 8, 2020, then everyone will get together for around 2 weeks.
If you only have a car then come to the event with your tent if you don’t wish to sleep in your car. There will be plenty of portable restrooms everywhere so all you need to bring is food and a tent or turn your car or a larger vehicle into a camper or come in your van or rent a van for the event.
After the RTR everyone usually head into Quartzsite, AZ for the “Big Tent RV Show,” Jan. 18 – 26, 2020 — one of — if not the largest RV show in the U.S.
After these events, many Car Dwellers, Van Dwellers, and RVers that met during these events — usually head off to explore and camp with each other.
Love is in the air. Traveling and meeting your potential mates can be a great idea. Remember that he or she is not going to just ‘knock on your door’ so put yourself in a setting where you can meet other singles — and get out of your ‘comfort zone.’
Remember, there is more than one way to travel across the U.S. and set yourself up to make money on the road and meet potential mates so read my articles entitled:
How To Live Successfully in a Car or Van
What You Need To Know Before Starting #VanLife
Jobs, Jobs, and More Jobs on the Road