Exercise is extremely important to me, and some people say I’m obsessed with it. I recently had some bad things happen to me, and it got me down to where I actually stopped exercising regularly. I later got to the point where I stopped exercising altogether. I became very depressed, and I wasn’t certain what I was going to do. I talked to a friend that lived close to me, and they said that they were moving, so that hurt me even more. My friend suggested that I use the Skout network to start looking for some new friends or at least an exercise buddy.
I almost felt like a charity case because she was telling me to move on without her, but she was giving me advice on where to find others just like her. I had no intention of taking her advice, but I did go on the Skout network to chat when I felt depressed. I began chatting with a guy that I had never talked to before, and we met completely by accident. I was using the “shake to chat” feature one day, and a guy that lived close by me came up on the screen.
We talked for a while, and he talked about how he loved to exercise, and he also went to a local gym close by me. It started reminding me of how much I loved to exercise, so just to get into his good graces, I told him that I love exercising as well. He suggested that we meet together at the gym one day and I agreed. I had to sneak over to the gym before we met so I could get a membership again because I hadn’t exercised there in months. He met me at the gym, and we hit it off right away.
We spent an hour exercising together, and afterwards we talked in front of the building. When we both got home, we got back onto the Skout network, and we talked to each other. We would talk every day on Skout, and we would set up exercise dates. It got to the point where it became serious between us, and we became more than exercise buddies. Going on the Skout network to find a friend has led me to finding my love of exercise again, and I even found a great man who I am now dating.
Even though it’s been a long journey, I wouldn’t trade it for the world because now I know where I want to be. I see that my future holds a possible job being a personal trainer, and I have a great relationship with my boyfriend. I’m hoping that Skout can also lead me to finding other people that love to exercise, so I can start an exercise group that can encourage other people to exercise as well. The Skout network is great for anyone who wants to find love, or if they are looking for people with their same interests.