Petty theft. Juice cleanses. Urban studies and DDOS attack. It's 36 hobbies that are better than boys.

Tired of dating? Don't waste your time. Here are 36 hobbies that are better than boys.


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Christopher Conn

Know where you're going, unlike with that relationship.

Commercial Airline Pilotry

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Envato Elements/vlad_star

An underrated task.

19th Century American History

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Irish Times

One of the most fascinating eras, and one rich with dimension, unlike all the dudes you meet.

Urban Studies

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The Ascent

What's in a city? Sketchy people, or alternatively, advanced feats of civil engineering.


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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe

They are actually going places. That's kind of their whole thing.

Filing Lawsuits

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Taylor Callery/National Law Journal

Because people are legally required to listen to you.

Big Oil

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Sarah Grillo/Axios

I hear it really gives you an up in the power dynamic.


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Hanna Instruments

Craft the world of your dreams, populated by fish and algae-consuming swim-lizard creatures, which are better than humans and do not talk back.


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You are the king of the castle.

Sea Monkeys

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Instant Life

They're smart. They're loyal. You're gonna buy them a house. You're gonna buy their momma a house. They appreciate you.

Dumpster Diving

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Seven Days Vermont

That's kind of what you're doing anyway sifting through the dregs of our tragic demographic.

Donating Blood Plasma

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Give up your lifeblood, but to someone who actually deserves it.

Cetacean Consciousness

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Dolphins are way smarter than humans.

Higher Education

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Joanna Neborsky/Teen Vogue

JSTOR is the boyfriend you wish you had.

French Cinema

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Jeune Femme/Bologna Agenda Cultura

The nuance is a refreshing change. And it's kind of galvanizing how they don't actually say what they mean.

Ships in a Bottle

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Dr. Don Friedman

They are never going anywhere, a lot like this relationship.


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All problems are solvable. Also, soothing as hell.

Being a Young Go-Getter in the City of New York

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Buy a short skirt and a long jacket and maybe a car that will get you there.




A plane is a flat, two-dimensional surface that extends infinitely far.

Chia Pets

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Surreal Entertainment/Amazon

They are cute little guys with hair, and their hair is a plant. Amazing. And practical.

Astral Projection

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Lia Kantrowitz/Vice

Actually transcend your body.


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Tulsa City County Library

Experience olfactory pleasure in the home. Bask in the sweet aroma of your accomplishments.


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VeryWell Family

Discover mysterious worlds in the places you go every day. A lot like people, but inanimate, which can be peaceful sometimes.


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Monks + metal = catharsis.

Cave Diving

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Scuba Diving Life

Get lost in the dark. Stalactites. Wear a lamp on your head.

Petty Theft

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Stroud News and Journal UK

Get petty, in the legal sense.

DDOS Attacks

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Sebastien Thibault/Nature

Overwhelm a website with traffic in a metaphor for your emotions.


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Felice Varini

Art that only makes sense from a certain angle, much like your past decisions.


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Raul Prada Alcoreza

They don't say much, they don't eat a lot of food, and they tend to stick around a long time.


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Composting News

It's time to make something from your trash.


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It's like logic + poetry that's also a secret code, and once you are fluent, you have powers.

Juice Cleanses

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Suja Juice

These are a total scam. Still more worth it than your love life.

Slam Poetry

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Savannah Blue/365 Things to Do in Houston

Just yell things.

The Alphabet

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The puzzle-piece code of idea transmission. Pretty cool, 10/10.


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Janet Lee/Chicago Portfolio School/Packaging of the World

Never let you down.


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If all else fails.

Did we miss anything? If you've got a source of inspiration far more fulfilling than modern relationships, let us know in the comments below. And next time you're tempted to go on a date or engage with other humans socially in any way, consider petty theft or climbing in a dumpster. Because you're worth it.