For some of us, finding "the one" can be a tricky. Between work, riding, socials and me-time, it's difficult to find the energy to go out and look for a mate.
With the increasing popularity of online dating over the years, there's now a dating site for just about every niche of interest from classical music, to men in uniform. Now there's a dating site dedicated to us cyclists called Ride2Love.
Developed by Kelli Salone, a former downhill racer, pin-up model and biking ambassador, Ride2Love was officially launched on Valentine's Day at the London Bike Show.
Kelli explains that the idea for the website comes from personal experience: "I know from experience how lonely it can be as a cyclist, if you don't have a partner. I spent most of my racing carer single." As the founder of the women's Dame Cycling group, Kelli often discusses the search for single cycling men with her female riders.
How Does it Work?
Like many other dating websites, Ride2Love allows you to refine your searches to enable you to find that perfect match. After creating your own profile, with photos and your general information, you can search through the hundreds of profiles already on the database.
Ride2Love allows you to get the skinny on cycling habits, preference of discipline, competitiveness, and asks thought provoking questions such as: "The Reason Why I Ride.." which allows you to write a short piece on what cycling means to you.
Along with basic searches such as age, gender, location and physical preferences, you can also search by riding discipline and frequency of riding. So whatever your ability, preferences and activity on the bike, this website will help you find someone suited for you.
The Ride2Love dating website has already seen over 600 profiles created worldwide. With Kelli's entrepreneurial skills, and dedication to the cycling community, I'm sure the website will continue to grow and help connect single riders everywhere.
It's currently free to join until May 2016. For more information and to begin the search, check out their website here.
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