Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Running for Mr. Right

Today it was refreshing to find myself [wait...there's more]

Today it was refreshing to find myself chatting to a single guy [wait...there's more]

Today it was refreshing to find myself chatting to a single guy who, like me, is an avid runner. It doesn't happen very often (unless you count the guys who "run" to the liquor store).

And he was witty to boot. Teasing me about my "batman belt" aka my fuel belt. Alas, the only crime I'm fighting right now is that I'm single.

It reminded me how much I'm attracted to guys who are physical (and not in the way that you're thinking about. Ok...maybe a bit of that too ;) I like guys who are rugged and like camping. Can handle a canoe. Build a fire. Carries me over his shoulder to the bedroom while calling to his jungle friends (loincloth optional).

Runners. Surfers. Skiers. It doesn't matter as long as it's physical. And he's got skills (or at least pretends to). Confidence is another thing I'm attracted to.

You would think in this day and age, finding a physical guy would be easy. It's about as easy as doing what's on page 20 of the Kama Sutra. Case in point: I run on the same trail every night and I come across lots of other runners. And you know what, they're all women. We knowingly nod in passing, as if we're all members of the same club.

Perhaps I need to start running somewhere new if I expect to run into Mr. Right.


Sean said...

we need to swap maps or something. all i see are guys.

Kirsten said...

wow Erika, who is this single runner? Just remember men like to think of themselves as physical until they realize a bike ride every two weeks is not being physical.

Erika said...

Sean: Perhaps it's a north vs south thing. I'll pop a map of Canada in the mail pronto ;)

Kiki: Sounds like you're speaking from experience :) Tee hee.

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem - attracted to women who are physically active and trying to meet those women. How do you recommend approaching women like you who run or go to the gym?

(By the way, I am a charter pilot, we pilots have a hard time meeting women.)

Erika said...

Anonymous: I started to answer your question, but it turned into a blog post. Hope it helps!