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meeting people when you run

ok stupid question... but has anybody ever met anyone while running?

I feel like I see the best looking guys out running, but it's the worst time to meet people for obvious reasons. it's really too bad.

Mon. Jan 8, 10:30pm

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Join a running club! That way you all start out together and can chat, go out for lattes afterwards, etc.

Monday, January 08, 2007, 11:02 PM

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you can eliminate many calories from a latte if you use skim milk instead of whole milk. still tasty and also not unhealthy. yum yum!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 10:21 AM

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Yeah, I am the latte poster -- it may interest you to know, "hello calories," that I reached my goal weight and in fact overshot with no problem. Skim milk makes for a better foam head anyway, and there's nothing wrong with whey protein!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 10:41 AM

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I've had no luck meeting men while running. Are there success stories out there?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 12:09 PM

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I'd weigh in with the opposite experience.... Those guys may look hot, but for the most part they are so &%$)(**&! competitive that you shouldn't even think about dating them if you are any good at running, because they think it's really fun to talk smack about how inferior you are.

Honestly, I know too many of those hot, running guys. They spend a lot of time boasting about the time they ran across Alaska in 7 feet of snow, how they almost beat Bill Rodgers in some marathon you never heard of, etc. Makes you wish for a nice couch potato content to sit down and get arrogant with the television commentators during football games.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 12:38 PM

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Hint from a massage therapist who deals with lots of runners...

Most of the attractive guys with great bodies are narcissistic pigs (seriously, they want discounts because "you'll enjoy touching my beautiful body, so that should be worth something" - and it's not like I've only heard that once).

Most of the attractive guys with "just okay" bodies have surprisingly rich and balanced lives.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 1:21 PM

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Well, I guess I met the exception then. My husband is a 'hot runner guy' and there isn't a narcissitic bone in his body. He's a pain to run with though - he can't for the life of him keep an even pace whereas I'm like a machine and he throws off my stride. So we rarely run together :-)

I'd try this though if I were in your shoes. Try doing the same route for awhile and see if you run into the same people while you're out. And then try a quick nod or look of recognition and maybe reverse your course from time to time. Then, pressuming you start running into someone regularly, try stopping him. Ask if he would like a running partner someday or to meet for a cool-down walk afterwards. I'd be a bit careful with this strategy if you love that route and it has the potential to get akward. Good luck!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 1:31 PM

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A couple thoughts from an actual guy- First, unless you talk to me first, I'm not going to talk to you when you run. Most post college guys have learned that women don't like being talked to when they work out. Women SAY they want talk, but it tends not to work out that way.

Second, It's mile 5 of your ten mile run. You're on target to beat your personal best. You're in the zone. Do you really want someone breaking your concentration to ask if you want to run together sometime?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 2:30 PM

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If it was a hot runner guy (one of the non-narcissistic ones), then no, I wouldn't mind breaking my concentration to talk.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 10:53 PM

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Well, my hubby is runner and is a pretty good looking guy, and I just asked him how he'd feel if he was still single, out running, and a woman he was attracted to broke his concentration to suggest they run together or something - he said "Bring it on!", he reackoned he'd think all his Christmas's had come at once.

Now, the only thing I'd say is that I know quite a few physically hot guys - and there are a couple of them who are also wonderful people and faithful to their partners. BUT, most of the hot guys I know are fun as 'mates' but sleep around on their partners and wives. That's my experience anyway - so I'd be inclined to go with the running club suggestoin, where you not only get to meet some of these guys but get to know them and their friends to get a feel for who they really are.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007, 11:13 PM

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Re the 2:30 poster -- don't worry, you're not the guy we're looking for.

Honestly -- no woman wants to be talked TO in the middle of a workout or any other time. I want to be talked WITH.

I say this having suffered through months of running with a narcissistic training partner who could talk for an hour straight -- without even a grunt in reply -- about his everlasting girlfriend problems. The only good thing I have to say about it is that I REALLY pushed the pace so that he would be too out of breath to talk. :-)

Besides which, when you are "in the zone" you are not making eye contact with other runners -- no one is going to stop and talk to you on a PR day, don't kid yourself.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 12:04 AM

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