(PRWEB) July 12, 2005
For many single women and men, living an active, fit lifestyle isnÂt just a choice, but a way of life that involves a commitment of time, energy, and passion. Naturally, finding a relationship partner that shares similar priorities and interests is critical for compatibility, and many singles struggle to meet like-minded partners that share their commitment to fitness. Even with the help of broad, online dating services or personal ads, finding a mate with this specific qualification can be difficult.
Fortunately, for single women and men no longer willing to settle for Âcouch potatoÂ partners, a new breed of thematic, more selective online dating services are proving popular. A far cry from the generic adult personals of yesteryear, these next generation services are helping health enthusiasts and others find compatible singles in a fun, private, secure environment. Websites such as http://www.fitness-singles.com are providing them with friendly, low-key venues to mingle, get to know each other, and decide how far to take the relationship.
Single women and men focused on fitness come in many varieties. They can be personal trainers or bodybuilders, but they can also be individuals who are interested in hiking, biking, running, surfing, yoga, or a myriad of other sports. They can be novice or pro. They might just enjoy working out at the gym daily. The common denominator is simply a passion for activity and physical fitness.
ÂI've checked out a few of the other ÂsinglesÂ sites, and have met some peopleÂ but it's tough to find someone who is as into fitness as I am,Â says Scott Thomas of St. Louis, who turned to Fitness Singles to find a mate. ÂI wanted to find someone who is active and will remain so after we get serious. Every long term relationship I've been in, the girl became rather inactive after a while and it affected her mind, body and soul.Â
Work out enthusiast Tim OÂMalley found his love interest through Fitness Singles. ÂIt was like we had known each other for years,Â says OÂMalley. ÂWe went to the gym together, had a killer workout; we have everything in common. We didnÂt think falling in love was possible and canÂt believe it happened to us.Â
Site members like OÂMalley learn each otherÂs top three fitness interests and skill levels (from novice to pro) along with other information in fun profiles, which are a fast, easy way to get acquainted and gauge initial compatibility.
At the service - where it is free to join, create/search profiles, and tease others via a Âshow interestÂ button - members may also search by age, location, fitness interest, or keyword within categories such as appearance, lifestyle, family life, or education/employment. Members provide just the info theyÂre comfortable with, adding a public photo or private photo gallery if they choose.
Beyond email, live audio and video instant messaging, and a WhoÂs Online feature, subscribers to Fitness Singles have the unique opportunity of seeing who viewed or saved their profile and contacting them at their discretion. The WhoÂs Seen Me feature, in particular, is a fun, low-key way to see whoÂs been checking out your profile. Other popular features include a WhoÂs New list and Top 25 lists by fitness category, gender, and overall.
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