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AP — At 66 years old, Al Purdy has never been in a relationship with a nudist. But he would like to be, at least in the casual sense.
It was only a decade ago that he adopted the nudist lifestyle. A friend took him to a clothing-optional resort, and something clicked. He felt liberated, suddenly less conservative. Now, Purdy, a flight attendant, likes to spend his free time with other nudists.
They get him. Another factor?
Linda Kaye, a boisterous year-old Caliente resident known for her hot pink car and fuchsia eye shadow. Kaye runs the Pasco County Single Nudists group and planned this singles meet-up, the first such event the organization has hosted in two years. Attendance tapered off inand she wanted a break. It was about noon, and the singles, most in their 50s and 60s, had settled into their patio chairs for the meet-and-greet.
They clustered around pool-side tables, snacked on burgers and tacos, sipped cocktails and asked the basic introductory questions: Where are you from? What do you do for a living? Others sat quietly, observing the chatter around them. In many ways, the gathering reflects the microcosm of circumstances common among any group of older singles: Divorced. Content with solitude, but open to meeting new people.
Ready to love again. Many of the singles said nudists tend to be more self-confident and down to earth. Debbie Jeffries, a retired family doctor, said she will only date men she meets at nudist facilities.
Nudity strips away clues of social status. For single nudists seeking love steeped in similarity, Pasco County is, statistically speaking, one of the best places to find it.
There are at least 10, nudists living in or near Pasco, according to the Pasco Area Naturist Development Association, and 12 nudist communities. Jeffries, a freckled year-old who gives off a bohemian air, said she has met many bachelors at Caliente during her 12 years living there.
He died of heart-defect complications right after they moved to Caliente from Alabama. When asked if any of the single men had caught her eye that day, she laughed. My husband was definitely not good looking. Jeannette Swisher, a year-old human resources assistant with a rose tattooed between her breasts, is in the same camp. She briefly flirted with a man at the pool earlier that afternoon, she said, but the interaction fell flat. Unlike Jeffries, Swisher is actively looking for companionship. But one guy on the site crossed a line.
Many modern nudist organizations feel that nakedness should not be sexualized, and most of the singles interviewed at Caliente echoed that belief. The bare human body is only perceived as sexual because it is hidden, they said.
Caliente strives to maintain a wholesome atmosphere, said resort spokeswoman Deb Bowen. Like many nudist resorts, Caliente does not allow single men in unless they have an annual membership, are accompanied by a woman or are attending a special event. That is to ensure gender balance, Bowen said. One of the singles, Michael Bolton — not the famous singer — acknowledged that men sometimes harass women at the clubhouse. So inhe began hosting dinners for singles at Caliente and still does. But attendance has dwindled — another reason Kaye wanted to revive her meet-ups.
Bolton stayed at home for years, self-conscious about his scars and his motorized chair. Purdy and Kaye met at one of these singles dinners. But at the Sunday meet-up, something was in the air. They had a date planned by the end of the afternoon.
But nothing too serious, they agreed. Information from: Tampa Bay Times St. Petersburg, Fla. For single nudists, pool-side meet-up is a chance to connect. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. The Associated Press. All rights reserved.Male nudist looking for female nudist
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For single nudists, pool-side meet-up is a chance to connect