The man told some 1,000 fellow bloggers that he would post a video for all to see and then set out from his home for a 10-hour drive to retrieve the treasure chest.“They are convinced they know where it is and want me to come along with them or document the finding,” he said.“In fact, quite recently, there have been a dozen or more of those in my personal email.She’s pretty sure if she wants a relationship, she’ll have to move.Had I not set a gigantic Tinder radius, I never would’ve met Jason, a smoking-hot 32-year-old who’d just moved to the area from England for work and had played semi-pro soccer back home.I guess that is reflective of the upswing in hits on the blog.”Though the blog now has tens of thousands of page views with thousands of posts, he said, there has so far been just one person who has published an entire solution for others to critique.She is Pam Shetron, a North Carolina woman who was featured in a Shetron said she realized that Fenn’s poem and autobiography, written after the death of a close friend and his own recovery from cancer, is a journey that urges others to embrace a life rich with friendships, engagement and adventure, then prepare for a spiritual journey in death.“He challenged us to go and find his treasure.You will inevitably run into an ex, or many, at one of the town’s three main bars. ’ He ignores me.”New women on the scene tend to be in town for weddings; new guys tend to be Marines, though they’re strictly nonmonogamous, due to a pervasive fear that — I shit you not — any woman who wants a relationship is angling for what’s known among locals as a “contract marriage,” an emotionless ploy to snare access to his good military salary and benefits.
The latest searcher who was certain about the location was a blogger named Kevin from Spokane, Wash., who wrote that he was going to retrieve the chest on May 6.
From what I could glean, the local servers, bartenders, and chefs in town just sleep with one another.
“Downtown, there’s lots of friends with benefits,” says Paul, a 24-year-old sous chef.
“I can’t limit my options here; I don’t have so many.” She’s not kidding.
New Bern was named by Market Watch as one of the top coastal towns in the country to retire to, so that leaves young, single people dating in the equivalent of a recycling bin.