Online Dating Should Be an Olympic Sport

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The Olympic Games program comprises 26 sports, 30 disciplines Net Maddy, and nearly 300 events. It is a global event with tremendous interest and cultural significance. As such, I would like to formally submit Online Dating/Dating to the International Olympic Committee for consideration of inclusion as an Olympic sport for the 2012 or 2016 games.

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Do you think this is just another boneheaded idea from your friends in the online dating world? Consider this:

Olympic sports are governed by International Sports Federations (IFs), which are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the global supervisors of their respective sports. In layperson’s terms, the big dog IOC lets the little dog IFs manage everything locally. Well, such a little dog already exists in the online dating world through reputable online dating websites. That is right; some reputable dating websites are good enough to be called established “Federations.” These websites can be the global governing body of online dating! That was the first step. Now, to convince the IOC that online dating is a sport.

In terms of the Olympic competition, think about it. We could classify the online dating world into men and women, then break it down further into specific weight classes or even personality types within those weight classes. These men and women would then compete with one another physically (through flirting), intellectually (through questioning), and visually (through physical appearance). It is the perfect blend of a sport. The winning Gold medalist will have to spend years in the gym training to be physically sound, spend years in school or the library “learning” to become bright, and behind all the muscles and misogynistic intellect, still be graceful in delivery and presence. The online dating winner would be the perfect athlete, the Opus Olympian.

Not convinced it would work? Maybe your mind will change after reading this:

In October 2004, the IOC established an Olympic Programme Commission to review all existing and non-recognized Olympic sports. This review aimed to apply a systematic and category approach to each sport and evaluate whether or not it met the criteria for inclusion in the Olympic Games as a recognized Olympic sport. This Commission came up with seven criteria to judge whether a sport should be included or not.

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