(quote) Jeff-406043 said:
So I see quite a lot of profiles on here from women who talk about how they love to go camping, fishing and hiking. Some of them even have pictures of themselves engaging in all three activities, not all at once, of course! I have to be honest here, though. Full disclosure: I'm not really into camping, fishing and/or hiking. I come from the suburbs. Yes, I live in an area where beaches are aplenty and there are some people here who feel like a day without the beach is a day wasted. Don't get me wrong. I LIKE the beach. I just don't LOVE it nor do I feel the need and desire to go there every single weekend during the warm months here.
Having said that, this is not to say that I couldn't ever enjoy camping, fishing or hiking. It would just have to take someone REALLY special and unique to persuade me. Kind of like how I'm sure that some women feel about my love and passion for baseball, The Beatles and "Star Wars". :)
I don't think you should worry about it too much. As you've so aptly stated regarding your passion for baseball, The Beatles and "Star Wars" someone really special may come along and convince you - my mum for example swore she'd never go camping ever and now my parents spend 3 weeks per year in Alaska or Canada doing exactly that
And if you should realise that despite the fact that she is your "someone really special and unique" you are still really not into it at all it's about compromise and communication, about finding common ground. My aunt and her family for example go downhill skiing every year while her husband takes long winter walks with their dog. My father listens to Joan Baez in his office only because he knows her voice drives my mum mad while my mum pretends not to hear the strains of (sometimes very loud) music drifting into the kitchen and living room and relocates to another part of the house if it becomes too much to bear
And you seem like someone who is willing to compromise.
If you can't find a compromise you will have to decide how important the issue is. And if it's a deal breaker for you or for her then the relationship wasn't meant to be and you just keep waiting for that special someone who will either hate hiking or manage change your mind