Dating app launches for ‘healthy’ singles to bond over fitness



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A new dating app designed to connect active singles with other like-minded individuals who value health, fitness and wellbeing has launched in Australia.

Named Fitafy, the app focuses on shared interests and connection rather than just looks. 

Fitafy functions in a similar format to common dating apps where users swipe right for ‘yes’ and left for ‘no’.

Once both users’ swipe ‘yes’ they are notified of a match, and they can connect through messages.

Users can also filter by individual preferences, such as running, cross-fit and weights training, as well as nutrition preferences.

Founder Brendan McCormack, from Perth, developed the app after a large audience of fitness enthusiasts on social media were asking him for advice on how to meet other fit and healthy people.

To create a world-class app, Brendan and the Fitafy team secured over $500,000 in seed capital to commence development of the app.

The team partnered with respected developers Appsauce who have built apps for the likes of Kanye West and Manchester City, and 173Tech, whose co-founder Candice Ren developed and scaled the analytics function at dating apps Bumble and Badoo.

Post-development, the Fitafy app launched nationally in late October 2020 in Australia, with plans to launch globally in 2021. 



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Once both users’ swipe ‘yes’ they are notified of a match, and they can connect through message



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The new app is designed to be inclusive of all genders, sexualities and abilities ¿ as long as you’re over 18

‘Fitafy’s mission is to connect people who share the same values, a love of exercise and an active lifestyle, and they have the option to filter their searches based on this,’ Brandan said.

‘We would never want to reduce people down to that superficial level of just a picture, age, name and location.

‘Fitafy is here to help the world embrace an active and healthy lifestyle; It’s about taking that idea of fitness out of a limited stereotype and instead to reflect the millions of people who identify with that lifestyle in a plethora of ways.’ 



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‘Fitafy’s mission is to connect people who share the same values, a love of exercise and an active lifestyle, and they have the option to filter their searches based on this,’ Brandan said

The new app is designed to be inclusive of all genders, sexualities and abilities – as long as you’re over 18.

Once users find a potential match, Fitafy sends recommended cues and assists in helping to make the early stages of introductions and organising

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Alabama adds 3,852 COVID cases after influx of backlogged data dating back to June

Alabama added more than 3,800 COVID cases yesterday after a huge influx of backlogged data dating back to June.

The Alabama Department of Public Health showed a total of 180,916 coronavirus cases in the state, up 3,852 from the day before. Of that total, 973 were confirmed cases and 2,879 were probable. Of that 2,879, the 2,565 were antigen tests from a facility in Mobile that dated back to the summer.

The cases “will be classified as probable COVID-19 cases reported on 10/22/20 even though the tests were performed during June through Oct. 18. All laboratories are required by law to report all results (including positive and negative results) for (COVID-19) to ADPH,” the agency said in an announcement.

“Delays in reporting by required reporters is not within control of ADPH. Processing the backlog will not impact the ADPH COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard,” ADPH added.

The state added 16 deaths to bring its total to 2,859.

ADPH reports 864 patients are currently hospitalized due to coronavirus.

Here are the latest county-by-county numbers from the Alabama Department of Public Health. The numbers include both confirmed and probable cases with the overnight increases shown in parenthesis:

Autauga – 2030 (+7)

Baldwin – 6615 (+140)

Barbour – 1012 (+15)

Bibb – 825 (+14)

Blount – 1911 (+13)

Bullock – 639 (+2)

Butler – 1002 (+1)

Calhoun – 4224 (+35)

Chambers – 1343 (+7)

Cherokee – 731 (+5)

Chilton – 1858 (+17)

Choctaw – 390 (+2)

Clarke – 1336 (+36)

Clay – 736 (+7)

Cleburne – 551 (+8)

Coffee – 1732 (+15)

Colbert – 1987 (+20)

Conecuh – 560 (+3)

Coosa – 203 (+1)

Covington – 1714 (+15)

Crenshaw – 603 (+1)

Cullman – 2399 (+42)

Dale – 1665 (+11)

Dallas – 1863 (+1)

DeKalb – 3360 (+58)

Elmore – 3173 (+24)

Escambia – 1722 (+3)

Etowah – 4214 (+27)

Fayette – 569 (+8)

Franklin – 2032 (+11)

Geneva – 861 (+9)

Greene – 342

Hale – 758 (+9)

Henry – 643 (+4)

Houston – 3717 (+25)

Jackson – 2125 (+25)

Jefferson – 22987 (+137)

Lamar – 474 (+8)

Lauderdale – 2180 (+32)

Lawrence – 837 (+16)

Lee – 6517 (+21)

Limestone – 2797 (+32)

Lowndes – 704 (+1)

Macon – 530 (+1)

Madison – 9228 (+78)

Marengo – 1002 (+10)

Marion – 1071 (+9)

Marshall – 4372 (+42)

Mobile – 16,788 (+2,320)

Monroe – 645 (+5)

Montgomery – 9978 (+103)

Morgan – 4071 (+35)

Perry – 585 (+2)

Pickens – 836 (+12)

Pike – 1327 (+4)

Randolph – 820 (+8)

Russell – 1928 (+5)

St. Clair – 2891 (+20)

Shelby – 7274 (+70)

Sumter – 472 (+2)

Talladega – 2636 (+25)

Tallapoosa – 1313 (+8)

Tuscaloosa – 10,235 (+87)

Walker – 2755 (+33)

Washington – 734 (+100)

Wilcox – 564 (+2)

Winston – 919 (+6)

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