Dating for runners
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I started with Ok Cupid to get some practice talking to guys again, then bit the bullet and paid $60 for a three-month membership to Match.
Here’s what I learned: No one gets competitive running, especially ultra running, unless they’re also a competitive runner. We have a pretty tight-knit trail and ultra community, so I pretty much know everyone already.I lucked out and met another ultra runner who I didn’t know and we dated briefly.But explaining ultra running to non-runners was like explaining calculus to a five year old. ” (*facepalm*) While I appreciated the efforts to relate to me and what I’m passionate about, it’s not the same.In my experience, being an ultra runner and working full time is hard enough!Add in dating and suddenly life is a bit more difficult.Held once again at the Science Park in Sha Tin on February 11, the event’s second edition will be open to 2,000 runners, and includes a new age group for adults aged 60 or above.
Out of 1,300 runners that joined last year, more than half were successfully matched with a partner. That is why we combine these two activities together to form a ‘run date’ to provide a special platform for single runners to be running as a couple [by the end].” After a series of ice-breaking warm-up games, participants will run 3km, before being sent in pairs to tackle three different challenges: a three-legged race (participants will have their wrists tied together instead of their legs), a blindfold obstacle course, and the most physically taxing of all – carrying a teammate along a cobblestone path.Having experience on Ok Cupid, Match and Tinder (which, if you haven’t heard of it, is an app that’s sort of similar to those “hot or not” picture sites from the 90’s), I was pretty skeptical about Fitness Singles when I made my profile, but I went for it.Anyway, let’s just say every creepy thing you ever heard about online dating is true.“Most of the [normal] speed-dating events are quite formal and serious, like the traditional table for six or cocktail night, where participants usually dress up, and people are not authentic,” says Kenny Ho, founder of Honkiee. The organisers will not pair up runners; instead, participants are free to approach whomever they like to complete the three tasks. Couples can also join as pairs to add an extra kick to their relationship.To encourage more participants to take part, coffee and bagels will be served at the end of the event.Online dating is very superficial and makes me feel like a judgmental bitch.