“Everyone’s going to put some interesting quote, statement, phrase up, and users will just all click yes to see the photo without even caring what the phrase is,” he says.But Charalambous says the London event changed how she approaches looking for a mate.Talking with students who are new to our community, learning about the different college majors who are starting to require service learning and volunteering as a part of their curriculum, and meeting other volunteer managers just warms my little heart.
“Tinder,” sighs Washington Heights resident Meghan O’Keefe, “is sometimes a cesspool of abs and sunglasses and creepy poses.
“I would totally use an app that gave a description of someone before their picture,” adds the 29-year-old.
In lieu of awkward conversations over drinks, registrants will take a group yoga class then gather on the roof of Metropolitan at the 9 and pair off for quick rounds of pushups, squats, planks and the like, all in the hope that endorphins and adrenaline catalyze a romantic spark. After the workout, guests can mingle in a more traditional, if somewhat sweatier, fashion during what Macecivic is calling a "No Shower Happy Hour." The $50 registration fee ($40 in advance) includes two beverages. Regardless of whether they make a match, they're going to have fun." Indeed, romance is just one of several priorities at Date Fit.
"People perform better at everything when they feel good," explained Macecevic, founder of the social promotions app The broader goal is to create and support a network of active, healthy people, most but not necessarily all of whom happen to be single and on the market. In an effort to set itself apart from mainstream dating services, Date offers exercise articles, courses and challenges, as well as dietary tips, in addition to member photos and bios.
If "Circuit Dating" in Cleveland is a success, Date Fit aspires to hold similar events in other cities with Marriott "Autograph Collection" hotels, including Miami, Denver, and Las Vegas.