Love is in the air and we're not talking about burpees! Crossfitters have gotten quite a reputation for not only being some of the sexiest people, but also for the dating scene and romances that have been kindled in between WODs. This Valentine's Day the New York Daily News poses the question: Is CrossFit the new Cupid?
One of the fringe benefits of becoming a CrossFit devotee, besides rock-hard abs, is the possibility of getting a date between all those grueling sets of pushups, handstands, and burpees, at least for those who are looking.
While it hasn't been tracked empirically (yet), reports are a plenty of CrossFit romances springing up, with devotees finding lasting love while sharing a mutual love for hard-hitting workouts.
Unlike jogging on lonely treadmills or swimming solitary laps in a pool, CrossFit is famed for both the social and the team atmosphere it creates as well as its dedicated followers, meaning you're pretty much guaranteed to have multiple opportunities to strike up conversations.
"In general, I'd say most CrossFit folks are more dedicated because the gyms cost more, they are more social because of the group classes, and they tend to attract more athletic folks," said nutritional therapist and Paleo community activist Diana Rodgers, who lives near Boston. "It's much more of a community than other gyms."
"I think if you do CrossFit, you're already the kind of person who likes to push themselves and is adventurous," Nicole Tiberia, who is married to New York's CrossFit Greenpoint co-owner Mike Tiberia, told blog Well+Good NYC. "And you really feel like you bond with someone when you're doing these hard workouts together," she says.
But not only do CrossFit followers have a chance to meet someone in their local box (CrossFit-speak for gym), they can sign on to any number of online CrossFit dating sites to get connected. Sites include Datewod.com, Xfitdate.com, and Xfitdating.com, while several other dating sites, such as Plenty of Fish, have searches for people interested in CrossFit.
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