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In their second year as ice dancing partners, Madison Chock, 21, and Evan Bates, 24, took home the 2013 U. Championships silver medal and claimed the bronze medal at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.

You can expect the dynamic duo to bring some major power to Sochi, but despite their obvious charisma, they’re not a couple. ] Chock is dating fellow ice dancer Deividas Stagniunas, and Bates is single. Zhang says her perfect mate would be both athletic and funny, while Bartholomay says he looks for quiet, down-to-earth, and overall fun people.

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“We started dating after we began skating together, and it works really well because we have the same goals and aspirations,” Buckland says.

“People are surprised because we work and live together, but we get on so well it makes training so easy.”Americans Marissa Castelli, 23, and Simon Shnapir, 26, considered splitting up after their fifth-place finish at the 2012 U. Championships, but a frank talk from their coach (and a few deep breaths) had them going all-in ever since.

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“Somehow we haven’t gotten tired of one another,” Islam says.

“We’re both pretty easy-going people, so that has kept things smooth.”Expect Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje to heat things up at Sochi, their first Olympics.

Though it’s easy to think their perfect partnership might extend beyond the rink, both are in relationships—with other people.