The New Zealand Herald
All night long . . .
High-energy athletes are going for Commonwealth Games gold on and off the field — flooding Tinder in search of romance, with photos of their fit bodies and boasts about having the ability to “go all night long”. Athletes from dozens of nations are on the online dating app “looking for fun” during the competition. Even one country’s chef de mission has an active profile. Some athletes pose in shirtless profile pictures showing off medals, ripped abs, or lounging poolside in bikinis in the village. Northern Irish triathlete James Edgar’s profile boasts that he is an endurance athlete who “can go all night long”, while South African hockey player Nqobile Ntuli wants to meet “some wild troopers”. Showing off a chiselled physique, English boxer Luke McCormack poses shirtless with rippling muscles and says he is “looking to have some fun while I’m out here”. Games village staffers and even team officials are also in on the action, with Bermuda chef de mission Katura HortonPerinchief telling would-be suitors she is only here “temporarily” on her profile.