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gizmoflak
Georgetown Fan
Member since May 2007
10793 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
Looks like all the typical run-of-the-mill hobbies have been covered. Most of the ones mentioned give no financial benefits and are a net loss. You're trying to replace poker, which means replacing earned money.

Therefore, my best suggestion for a 30-something above-average IQ type of guy with time on his hands is to become an inventor (a.k.a. patent troll).

Learn patent law. Research ideas on google patents. And most importantly, notice every single problem and inconvenience in your life (and others' lives) and develop novel & clever solutions to those problems.

There's no steady money in tinkering, but there could be a big payoff on the horizon.


Ralph_Wiggum
LSU Fan
Twin Cities
Member since Jul 2005
7864 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
For indoor stuff, model trains. You can't believe how awesome it is and what handyman skills you will pick up in addition to artistic skills.

Outdoors fishing.


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Hoops
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LA
Member since Jan 2013
3610 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
Driving range at non-peak hours


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GetCocky11
South Carolina Fan
Member since Oct 2012
32936 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
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Looks like all the typical run-of-the-mill hobbies have been covered. Most of the ones mentioned give no financial benefits and are a net loss.


What a miserable approach to finding a new hobby.


gizmoflak
Georgetown Fan
Member since May 2007
10793 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
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What a miserable approach to finding a new hobby


OP's criteria, not mine...

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and hopefully may be able to translate into a positive economic outlet


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SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
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re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
there are 3 targeted benefits. economic, psychological, and health

pretty much an hobby will have 2 of the 3

i'm replacing one that had the economic/psychological combo, so getting back that same combo is ideal


Hoops
Bowling Green Fan
LA
Member since Jan 2013
3610 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
If you join a nice CC there is plenty of money to be made talking shop with other members


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fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
32858 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
Just build a small house and sell it or rent it out.

That has been my hobby the last three years. 1100SF, two bed, 1 bath. I am building it from lumber that I sawed up on my sawmill. I get the trees off my place. Have less then 10K invested into the house and sawmill. I work on it when I feel up to it. Not the best in health, but I still work on it when I can. This small house is very custom built with tons of oak thru it. I should be finishing it by this summer if God is willing.


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LSUBoo
Houston Astros Fan
None. None More Black.
Member since Mar 2006
78000 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
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there are 3 targeted benefits. economic, psychological, and health


Don't take up homebrewing then.


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SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
79762 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
Calisthenics/gymnastics rings
Knife making
Foreign language
Piano
Carpentry


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Illinois Fan
Member since Aug 2011
8305 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
If you can get decent and making a birdhouse and know anyone that owns a beauty salon you could make a killing selling them there. Those old ladies will go out of there way to buy a birdhouse.


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Prominentwon
Houston Astros Fan
LSU, McNeese St. Fan
Member since Jan 2005
84709 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
The suggestion of hiking in the LC area has made me laugh

I only say that becuase it’s something I would thoroughly enjoy, but there’s ONE place in this area to go to “hike.” And I already hike that area playing disc golf.

Makes me said when I see others my age on bikes in the trails in the mountains or hills. I would love to do something like that.
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icegator337
Houston Astros Fan
Lafayette
Member since Jan 2013
2000 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
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knife sharpening
BJJ
chess
coding (i don't think this is likely but it's always there in the background)
foreign languages
developing my copy skills
developing my fiction skills
stand up comedy


these are terrible. Golf is No. 1 by a mile IMO. Then hunting, fishing, tennis, softball league, or other sports


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ctiger69
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans Saints/Pelicans Fan
Member since May 2005
26303 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
Fishing
Hunting
Hiking
Camping

Can learn and practice speaking a foreign language while doing all of the above.

Also,

Poker
BJJ
Play various sports in different leagues


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Salmon
USA Fan
On the trails
Member since Feb 2008
65346 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
LC isn't that far from the Wild Azalea trail system near Alex

Obviously it isn't the mountains, but its a really nice trail system (30+ miles)

Has some nice hills as well


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bluebarracuda
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
13259 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
Play some great board games or trading card games. Get you with a group of people, keeps your mind running and still helps drive competitive spirit


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ShoeBang
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since May 2012
9636 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
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Needs to engage the mind, likely allow for solo-meditation time while practicing, have a bit of competition to it, and hopefully may be able to translate into a positive economic outlet.


Playing music. Drums specifically. Drums are challenging, the skill ceiling is unlimited, there is room for economic benefit (after initial investment / learning) if you find a weekend warrior band / wedding band, and it is aerobic and good for you. Drums engage the mind, body, heart and soul all at the same time. The feeling of drumming is primal, artistic, and scientific all on the same plane of existence together, combining for an expressive outlet experience the likes of which I have never found elsewhere that wasn't on a field, diamond or court.

It is an activity that is just as satisfying solo as it is on a stage, unlike sports. Like any other performance skill, the grind comes before the shine. You will have lots and lots of practice before you are proficient enough to play with other musicians, but you will get there with dedication.


Cdawg
Houston Astros Fan
TigerFred's Living Room
Member since Sep 2003
51210 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
Had anyone mentioned joining a Dungeon & Dragons club?


Seriously though, go stand-up comedy. I think you would bring a unique flare and style. I'd like to see it.


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td1
Member since Oct 2015
325 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
Welding.


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KosmoCramer
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2007
61993 posts

re: What are good hobbies for mid-20s to mid-30s men to pick up?
Learn to bake bread. Join me on the journey on the food and drink board.



Learn to play the bagpipes. It takes a while to learn, but is rewarding. Play weddings, funerals, and special events when you want. If you want camaraderie, join a pipe and drum corps.


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