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Calling all singles!

india Updated: May 15, 2012 16:20 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times
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I you’re single and looking for a partner, an online portal now promises to find you a perfect match. Footloose No More (FNM), a website started by the brother-sister duo of Abhishek Agnihotri and Varsha Agnihotri allows individuals to sign up and find suitable partners through regular events that the group organises. Presently, the community has about 3,000 members who can meet likeminded people over brunch and theme-based parties.

Abhishekh recounts how the idea to start the portal took shape: “Footloose came about as a stroke of serendipity. Both my sister Varsha and I were living the urban city life and we were both in our 30s. I was freshly single and Varsha had that status for some time. And visiting the same clubs and restaurants didn’t help us much in meeting new people.”

Varsha adds, “I realised that even though there were many single people around us in clubs, no one knew how to spot other like-minded individuals and make a contact. That’s when we decided to take our fate in our own hands and started Footloose No More on Facebook.”

Today, both Varsha and Abhishek are married to people they met through the community. And they say that they’re not worried about competition from other matrimony portals. Abhishek says, “FNM is a unique platform for people who have long-term relationships and ultimately marriage on their minds. We’re happy to be the beginnings of many marriages.”

FNM makes it a point to keep their events and outings informal so that individuals can meet, chat up and eventually decide whether they want to take things ahead. Also, every fifth event they organise is a theme-based gettogether, such as treks for adventure lovers, writer meets for the creatively-inclined, and so on. However, FNM admits only those who are aged 27 years and above.

If you’re interested, then register on www.footloose.com. The membership is free, but make sure you have an active Facebook account as FNM pulls out information from there. It may take up to three days for a person to be accepted by a group.

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