SingleFit: The New Dating App for Fitness Lovers
I don’t know why, but I love to play matchmaker.
Ever since I was old enough to understand the birds and the bees, I was trying to set people up. Sadly, none of these attempts were successful, but I put genuine effort into each one! Call me a romantic.
I suppose it goes without saying that Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite greeting card holidays. Even when I was single I loved everything about it — the hearts everywhere, the chocolate-covered strawberries, the potential to fall in love at any moment (or be stood up for a V-Day date — yeah, it happens to the best of us).
You could say the whole month of February, I walk around with cartoon hearts in my eyes on a mission to spread love.
Despite my inability to seal the deal on any of my matchmaking attempts, I think I have been a good sounding board for friends who are looking for love.
One of the most common problems I see is people judging potential suitors on the wrong characteristics. I’m talking about looks, job, social status, etc. Don’t get me wrong — those things matter — I just think they should be secondary criteria for assessing a mate.
I like to think that one of the reasons my husband and I mesh so well because we have common interests. We both like to exercise, spend time outdoors, and participate in many of the same activities (minus our disagreement on the topics of video games and furniture shopping).
Where am I going with all this? Well, if you’re single this Valentine’s Day, I want to help a sister (or brother) out!
If you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing you’re into health and fitness.
Yeah? Good! There’s an app for that.
SingleFit is a new, interest-based, matchmaking app that pairs people according to their fitness interests.
They use self-reported info and health tracker stats to assess compatibility and offer 2-minute live video dates, so you can suss out a potential suitor before you meet them in person.
The creators stress that this is NOT a “hook-up app.” Sorry Grinder/Tinder fans, you’ll have to seek your no-strings-attached “workout sessions” elsewhere.
Once you sign up for the app (which is free by the way), you’ll have the ability to attend free SingleFit workout classes in your area using their HeatMap, and meet other fit singles in person.
Even if you don’t find love, it’s a great way to make fitness friends.
Just snap a screenshot of your profile page that displays your “Match Interest Potential” percentage, post it to Instagram and/or Twitter, and hashtag #SingleFitContest. The contest will run for four weeks, and one randomly selected winner will receive a day of ziplining and hiking for two on Catalina Island.
I hope my single, fit friends out there found this post helpful and will try out the app. Let me know if you do — I would LOVE to finally be able to say I’ve coordinated a successful match!
Single or attached, I wish you all a happy, healthy, heart-warming Valentine’s Day!
Weigh In: Do you/have you used dating apps? Have you heard of SingleFit? What workout would you like to try with a love interest?
*This post is sponsored by SingleFit but all opinions are my own.