I should mention that all the guys I met in person were really nice.

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If they too swiped right for you, you can initiate a chat, with such engaging first lines as “Hey! ” It has a reputation as a hook-up app, though many people (yours truly) really do use it with the intention of dating and meeting people. It took several months of convincing by friends, along with one foolproof national study of Basques as the anti-flirt, for me to download it.

Plus, I justify it with the fact that if Basques truly are so hard to meet, then the ones who sign up for Tinder are merely the 1% of the population that are extroverts, not total creeps.

Following an appeal by the FIH on behalf of the South African Hockey Association to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the IOC Executive Board stated that, under the terms of the Olympic Charter, all parties must respect the integrity and authority of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for representation of their respective countries and selection of their athletes and teams at the Olympic Games.

As such, their decision confirms that the South African men’s and women’s hockey teams will not participate in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

In the men’s Olympic hockey event, nations that have already qualified include Oceania champions Australia, Asian Games champions India, Argentina as Pan Am Games champions, Netherlands as European champions and Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Canada, Spain and Ireland through the Hockey World League Semi-Finals.

Brazil men also confirmed their place at Rio 2016 after satisfying the host nation participation criteria established by IOC and FIH.

To find out more about how the teams have qualified for Rio 2016, click here for the men and here for the women.

To download the FIH Qualification System for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Rio 2016, click here.

In most cases, long-term relationships probably won’t start over a smartphone app.

But apart from PTSD from one too many rattails, dating in Spain (or any foreign country)—however it’s initiated—can provide valuable insight, experiences, fun, and at the very least, some gut-wrenching laughter when you meet up with your girlfriends for a glass of wine post-date to recount how things went so horribly awry. Jenny Marshall studied Language, Culture, and Society at the University of California Santa Barbara, and now teaches English in Spain.

After South Africa men and women won the African Hockey Championships back in November, both teams were invited to participate in the Rio 2016 Olympics in line with the FIH Qualification System.