If you've been an avid follower of the recent Beijing Olympics, there are several parallels between the games and dating, according to one expert.
Counsellor and singles coach Amy Owens says that she was struck by the comparison when she stayed up late watching the games on television.
She marvelled at the athletes' ability to set aside enough time and effort in order to achieve their goal and at the combination of tradition and innovation that helped them to win.
All of these things can be applied to the dating field, according to Ms Owens.
Writing in the Noblesville Daily Times, she said: "As a dating single, I suggest setting a goal for yourself. Then, dress up, show up, and participate in the dating game.
"If something gets in your way, embrace it as a challenge. Find a way to go over, under, around or through it. I cannot promise you that it will be easy, but we both know it will be well worth it."
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