Just a thought, especially during this quarantine time where we are all staying in and riding our trainers a lot more! Many of us are single, many of us are looking for someone - how great would it be to have some social rides for singles. Maybe do some age group rides, or regions of the country / world? Not for anything, but dating apps SUCK, but Zwift could totally change this! Give a Ride on to someone interesting and see what happens!
What a wonderful idea! I noticed this post is many months old, was hoping there would be more interest in this.
Am I single as I don’t ride a tandem
I was hoping for more interest - I have no idea how to actually create a ride that people can join publicly! Maybe Zwift folks can help.
Anyone know if anything came of this?
Interesting, it doesn’t sound like this went too much further @Karen_Taylor1 . I think in this respect, creating a ride meetup for people is a good way to start this. Creating the meetup can be done right in the Companion App, but then the key would be to market the event via Social Media to pique interests. It could be beneficial to partner with a riding club on Zwift like the HERD. They would have a large audience and have folks who are used to organizing group rides (Unsure of their policies/rules/openness to public ideas for social rides, but couldn’t hurt to ask). I just started to do group rides on Zwift, but I would be willing to ask some questions and nose around a bit if there is more interest. Let me know, I think this is a great way to connect.
I think there would be interest. Definitely in the Herd group. There was actually a very recent wedding for a couple who met on Herd rides on Zwift.
Any idea how to get this started? Maybe the Herd group could start it? No clue - was hoping maybe the Zwift folks would have jumped in on it.
Although Zwift is a virtual environment, it is a much better way to get to know someone than the online dating apps. I had the idea (actually a friend did, but let me steal it because she is married) of having Zwift set up scheduled group rides for single people to meet other single people and at least make new friends if not potential partners. There can be rides for straight singles, gay singles, etc. There can be ones that fit different time zones as well, as I know there are a lot of Australian, Japanese, and Southeast Asian riders.
All would be welcome and we would follow very strict rules of non-predatory conduct - such conduct, if occurs, will be reported to Zwift and Zwift will then have the option of booting that person from these rides and/or from Zwift completely. This would be intended as a very friendly, cycling (maybe even running?) focused, way to meet people that have this fun activity in common which could then potentially move to offline conversations and meetups. I’m sure you all would have some great input to this, but does anyone else support this idea?
Full disclosure: I’m 59, male, and single (widower) and kind of fed up with the eDisHarmonys and NoMatch dot coms of the world.
I love it! I thought of this idea during the pandemic and posted it, but I don’t have any idea how to get it up and running and it didn’t seem to take any traction with Zwift.
Perhaps when the new Clubs feature gets fully rolled out to all users you can start a club centered around bringing singles together?
Zwift told me that if enough people comment on this topic, they will pick it up as a feature to add to Zwift. So get your friends and Facebook contacts, etc. and their friends who are single and Zwifters to comment in this forum!
OK, I’m married and not the target audience for this ride but I positively love the idea. I really hope that Zwift will give this some consideration.
I think a single & mingle group is a great idea for people to actually be able to meet someone you have something in common with. I’ve made great friends along the way riding with Zwift but for some (many?) there is a need for something more. The only minor drawback might be different riding abilities. I’m happily married but I could chaperone😄
Love the idea of an actual pace partner, haha.
Great idea!! I’m interested. And happy to host some of the rides or otherwise help get this going…
Well, now that winter is upon us here in New England, I am spending a lot of time on my trainer, so let’s get this up and running!!! Randomly enough, a gentleman and I follow each other and he is always giving me ride-ons, so today when I saw him start his ride, I sent him a DM. He didn’t respond, but hey - worth a try right Maybe he will see this and say hi
I’m in the UK and will happily join something like this if it ever appears .