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There’s no better time to sweat someone than during a workout.

By Kat McCullough

Published: August 12, 2008

I-matched, e-harmonized, speedily dated and still lacking a plus one? With all the options out there for singles to get coupled, perhaps we’ve forgotten conventional dating wisdom: Look for someone with similar interests. If it’s physical activity you enjoy, work it out with one of these sports-centered options.

Get matched

As the country’s largest sports league, Chicago Sport and Social Club is bound to harbor your type among its 70,000 annual participants. Choose from a wide variety of sports, including the usual suspects—football, volleyball and softball—and the more obscure, such as sailing, rock climbing and kayaking. Here’s how it works: Sign up for a sport online and get assigned to a team. After most matches, teammates head to the bar sponsoring that night’s event for pitchers and pizza. The odds of making a connection are on your side, according to marketing manager Amy Battas: “Fifty to sixty percent of our participants are single, and we get a lot of those stories of people meeting their boyfriends or husbands through the league.” $40–$150. For more information, visit or call 312-850-8196.

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