I think I get why guys won’t date me…


“So you run, eh?”

-I call it pathetic jogging, but we’ll go with that…

“So how far? I run on the treadmill at the gym sometimes, you know.”

-Varies. Like I ran 16km on today (Sunday).


- um, 16.

“Is that like a marathon or something?”

-No. A half marathon is 21km and a full marathon is 42. I’ve run seven half marathons and am running my first full in the spring. It’s not that big of a deal. Lots of people do it and I’m really slow.

“WOW! That’s far! You must have awesome stamina, eh? *chuckles*”

-Um. Right. Sure.



Sadly, this is only one of the hundreds of lame conversations from my dating adventures. I’m starting to think I should write a book.

Please, wow me with some of your horrible gems. It’s my birthday week which equals the birthday blues and I could always use some pick me ups and funny pick up lines that did not work on you could do the trick Smile



JODI said...

i'm not ashamed to admit that back in the day - i went out with a few guys from various online dating sites... one tries to learn the 'basics' before agreeing to meet, but this time - i had a missed a few... like the time i learned this guy not only lived in his parents basement - he didn't own a car and had a daughter... that was a bit much for a first (and last) date...

hope you have a great birthday week! :)

Theresa @ActiveEggplant said...

Sad to say I don't have any outrageous dating stories...I never dated much.

BUT - I do have to say you should totally stop downplaying your running acheivements by saying you're slow or that you "only run half marathons". No matter what speed you're going you are OUT THERE going the distance! And the vast majority of people are sitting on their couch or still laying in bed! You should be 100% proud of that.
And who cares how fast or slow you are? I've been running for years now and am just getting to the point where I can run a 3 miles with a pace faster than 12:00 per mile. Running doesn't have to be all about speed or distance - it's about being out there with your thoughts doing the best you can on that run. (It took me AGES to figure this out myself & sometimes I still forget - so I know it's easier said than done.)
Sorry if that seemed like a rant or a lecture. Just think you need to be proud of what you can do!

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

Shirls said...

is that a wedding ring? your not really married are you?...seriously that happened, totally lame

Nif said...

When Miguel introduced himself to me in an email, he said something along the lines of "So you run marathons? I'm pretty sure I could drive 42k with no problem". Now the little gweet runs with me. :)

Sarah said...

On the last date I went on a few weeks ago the guy showed me his Costco card because he was a premier member or something like that. Umm, why I can't even remember what we were talking about. I guess it wasn't meant to be. He's now dating a girl I run with and they seem really happy together!

Another guy whipped out his ipod, this was before the iphone, to show me pictures of his beach vacation. He called to go on a second date, I didn't answer.

I actually don't get asked out much. I think it has something to do with my height.

Campinggirl said...

After one excruciating date the guy asked me if I would mind taking his trash out since the bin was on the way to my car!! Are you kidding me!!??

Happy Birthday!

Laura said...

I 'met' my hubs as we lived on the same floor of residence in University..our first official date involved going by bus to the TiCats game...where he forgot his wallet... so I paid for everything...
Happy Bday awesome lady!!

sunshine! said...

Have an AWESOME b-day week!

And Mousie.......you are AWESOME!

Jen said...

I never get asked out. I am not sure what it is about me. Maybe it is the men of Boston, I'll think that.

Online all I get is "wow, you've got big boobs"... yeah i do. got anything else to say?

I am 36 and a bit hopelessly single.

Born to Run said...

Maybe it's your attitude?

marie said...

@born to run - do you know me in real life? do you have some rare insights that I don't?

I come across WAY differently in type than I actually am in person.

sunshine! said...


Kimberley said...

Marie, I think you're all kinds of awesome.

There's got to be a great guy out there for you too.

Maybe someone to run with.

At whatever pace you choose.

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Most guys I know would be really into dating a girl who can run. Are there running groups in your city where guys might, you know, expect you to be a runner?

Honestly, though, I met my husband online--on Match. I don't know how else people meet these days. The last 7 or 8 of my friends to get married have all met their guys or girls online. At least there, you could put about your running so that (in theory) guys would see it beforehand.

Oh, and from my and my friends' experiences, I would say online dating works best when it's a system everyone is PAYING for. If a guy can't spring $20 a month to be on the site, there's a good chance he won't be taking it at all seriously and that he won't be someone you want to date.

Jessie said...

I think your attitude is cute!

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