Dating a runner? Here are 7 Dating Tips from a Runner

Whether it's cheering them on at a race or going on a run together, dating a runner can bring a unique dynamic to a relationship.


Dating a runner can be an exciting and fulfilling experience. Runners are often passionate and driven individuals who are dedicated to their sport. They are likely to be health-conscious, energetic, and disciplined, making them great partners for those who enjoy an active lifestyle.

Whether it’s cheering them on at a race or going on a run together, dating a runner can bring a unique dynamic to a relationship. However, it’s important to understand that running may be a big part of their life and to respect their training schedule. Overall, dating a runner can be a fun and rewarding experience for those who enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle.

Just in case you’re dating one now, or planning to date one, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

1. Be ready for their long(er) runs

Races are finally back! This means more motivation to keep running and log in those runs weekly. Be ready if they will be doing a long run on the weekend or even during a vacation. Don’t be shocked if they wake up early in the morning and come home hungry like they can eat for two people so offer them water or prepare them a nice hearty meal when they get home.


2. Join them on some runs or workouts

Sometimes, having someone to run with is all a runner could ask for. Some runs or workouts could get boring or monotonous. It is nice to have someone to talk to or share the road/trail with. Try joining them for some runs or workouts. You will be surprised at how motivating that could be for them. You can even assist them by helping them carry their nutrition or hydration or cheer them up when things are getting more challenging.

3. Love breakfast dates

Breakfasts are important for a lot of runners. This could be their source of energy for the day or a post-workout meal already. You do not necessarily have to chow down heavy meals with them. A coffee or tea is already good while you talk over how their run went. Sometimes, the best conversations are shared over a meal.

4. Don’t make saturday night plans except if it’s lounging around

If you know a runner, you will be acquainted with long runs. These are usually scheduled on the weekends, especially Sundays. That is why a lot of runners skip Saturday night plans so they can rest well for their long run. Let them rest because long runs are a very important part of the routine and skipping them will make the weekend incomplete.

5. Treat them with a virtual run or race kit

One of the best ways to challenge a runner is through a race. While there are a few physical races already going on, there are still virtual runs that are just as motivating which you can give to them so they will keep going with their fitness journey. These challenges will help them stay focused and push them to become a better version of themselves.

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6. Take them for an outdoor adventure

It’s nice to have some variation once in a while. Take your SO for an outdoor adventure. Why not try trail running and explore with them for some breath of fresh air? There are several trails around Metro Manila that are beginner friendly. Trail running has so many benefits and it’s always a good idea to stay connected with nature.

7. Be their cheerleader

Running will not always be easy. There are days that it will be hard and they can even feel less motivated. Be their cheerleader and tell them to keep going. Remind them how far they have gone already and that each time they do not give up, they have already won.

In conclusion, dating a runner can be a fantastic opportunity to experience a healthy and active lifestyle with your partner. Whether you’re a runner yourself or just enjoy the thrill of supporting your loved one’s passion, a relationship with a runner has the potential to bring excitement, fulfillment, and a unique dynamic to your life together. So, embrace the challenges, celebrate the victories, and enjoy the journey with your runner by your side.


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