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Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 2:11PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
1. Shouldn't be too overweight.
Dennis Reynolds
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 2:14PM - in reply to 10reasons Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
How about you just date someone you get along with well and are attracted to regardless of whether they do some sport or don't?
coeur eh
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 2:35PM - in reply to Dennis Reynolds Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
2. they're dedicated to a sport that requires discipline and consistency so you know they have some willpower
3. at least by stereotype, smarter than the average hockey/football/basketball player, and not as douch-ey
4. low alcohol tolerance, so getting drunk is cheap
5. have reliable knees, the ability to walk up stairs without being out of breath, etc, so that's not an inconvenience
6. they're cheap, going running is a lot cheaper than biking/skiing/golfing

... nope, still not 10.

Actually most of the XC women were kinda boring at my school. Hopefully other schools had better luck.

The sport they play doesn't really matter to me. I mean running is cool, but it's awkward when women are too similar to me (in their major, sport, etc).
10reasons
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 2:51PM - in reply to Dennis Reynolds Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm looking for GOOD reasons.
Conundrum
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 3:09PM - in reply to 10reasons Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
11 They don't get that many dates so they will be real appreciative.

12 They have a good self effacing sense of humour ie can laugh at themselves.
ummmmmmmmmmm
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 3:21PM - in reply to Conundrum Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
looks like they deleted that original thread. shame shame

look at the top comment here: http://www.howaboutwe.com/date-report/10-reasons-i-would-never-date-a-runner-even-though-i-am-one/
i have a phd
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 3:29PM - in reply to ummmmmmmmmmm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
yes, I have one reason per inch
Hobo w/shotgun
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 3:50PM - in reply to 10reasons Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
1) In shape: Obviously they will be more likely to stay in shape than non runners over the course of a relationship that lasts more than a few months. Non runners suffer from freshman 15's and party guts galore, not a problem with runners.

2) In shape for life: As a consequence of #1 if the relationship becomes a marriage they will will live longer and healthier lives with you and be in much better shape as you both age. Try checking out how many hot former foot ball players there are that are in their 50's.

3) Chill attitude: Runners are generally more relaxed people. That chick may have called runners OCD but I would say all the runners I know are the most chill relaxed people around. Running has always been sited as a way to relax you and relieve stress so how could people who do it everyday be uptight.

4) Endurance: Not just for the bedroom but also in everyday activities. Runners can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, biking etc far longer than non runners. If you think thats not important try taking an out of shape girl on a long hike and see how much fun that is.

5) Good out look on challenges. Most of the runners I know are successful in life due in large part to the fact that they enjoy challenges and overcoming adversity. These qualities make you a great runner and usually a successful person. I am willing to bet that if you did a study measuring average salaries of former college foot ball players and former college runners 10 years after school ends that runners would crush them.

6) Not pretentious: I don't know what runners the girl in the article was hang out with but in my experience runners they are among the most humble people. I have earned a few medals at races but I have never, ever worn one of them. If one was place over my head on an award stand I took it off as I got off the stand and I would say that is true of almost every race and runner I have ever seen. I doubt if most of the runners on this site can even find their medals or ribbons as they are probably in an old box somewhere in the attic or were thrown away long ago. At any rate in my experience runners usually don't take themselves that seriously. Look at these boards and you will find runners making fun of themselves 1000 times more than you will find someone bragging about some accomplishment.

7) Intelligence: Look at the GPA's of any HS or college cross country team compared with other sports and you will find that they almost always have the highest in the school. Some of the smartest people I know are runners. I am sure that there are some smart foot ball players out there but on average I would say that runners are of above average intelligence.

8) Great bodies: I know this one is very subjective however I would submit that if you list characteristics generally desirable in women's bodies (long slender legs, toned, tanned, thin, great abs etc.) runner girls meet almost all of them with the possible exception of big boobs (which aren't my favorite thing). I won't go through the mens characteristics but would point out that most of the so called hottest men in hollywood (Brad Pit, Matthew Mcconaughey, Tom Cruise etc) all either were runners or certainly looked like runners in their younger years. The Rock a former foot ball player really only gets fat chick excited.

9) Sense of humor: I know I am biased but runners are usually pretty funny people. The social nature of running where you end up having to fill the long hours of running with good conversation I think leads to people who know how make fun of life. If you can laugh on a ten mile hard run chances are you can laugh at (or crack a good joke at) all the other problems that life throws at you.

10) Enjoyment of life: Being a runner allows you to enjoy life to a much greater extent. Runners fit easily in to airplane seats, don't worry about what they eat, aren't afraid to show their bodies, and the list goes on. Basically our bodies and mind sets are far better designed to have fun in this world.
Telling it like it is
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 4:00PM - in reply to 10reasons Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
When a fight breaks out, he'll be able to run quickly to your car to escape.
luke s
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 4:19PM - in reply to Telling it like it is Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hard as nails. Not in a violent rapist kinda way, but a runner can deal with pain a hell of a lot better than , say, soccer players.

Non runners will never understand the 'fu*k you' attitude that runners need to succeed and push through the boundaries of pain on that last lap.

When you've run your body flat out in training twice a week for years., nothing really scares you.
Wendy Davis
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 5:14PM - in reply to 10reasons Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
You obviously shouldn't date them for their sense of humors.
Some of the runners on this board are not helping with the whole runners=geeks reputation.
I lothe men
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 5:27PM - in reply to 10reasons Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
They won't eat all the buttered popcorn at the movie theatre. In fact, they won't eat any of it due to their neurotic obsession with calorie counting, which, I guess, happens to be a perfectly good reason NOT to date one.

Back to square one... Still thinking of a reason...
break it up
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 5:41PM - in reply to I lothe men Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I doubt a non-runner dating a serious runner ever works out good. But if you are a dedicated runner I think its a safe bet that you will have more in common. Specifically the need to be alone and apart from your partner every day and let them do their thing.
My gf has a whooty!
RE: Can you list 10 good reasons why someone SHOULD date a runner? 7/9/2012 6:47PM - in reply to 10reasons Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I've dated runners (female) and there are at least 10 good reasons why someone should date a runner.

That said, there are also 10 good reasons to date other women as well. I won't go into details... but I'm dating a cheer leader (she did competition in college) and let me tell you!