10/22/2010

Yeah, like that's going to happen... The 'Runner Pick-up lines' post

Did you read this post?
If so, you probably already know that I'm happily single. If not, now you know. And I run, in case you didn't notice that already. ;)
Lately different people told me that they are pretty sure that I will meet the guy of my dreams at the New York Marathon. Okay.......without me asking for such an opinion - just for the record. These people don't know each other, but apparently they feel the same way about this subject (and apparently they still feel that there's something wrong with me for being single, but I'm trying to ignore that). I don't. I think it's very unlikely that I'll meet the guy of my dreams while involved in a sweaty activity (okay...that sounds wrong....). Let me rephrase that. ...while involved in an activity that leaves me with a certain facial expression that's not one you'd call attractive or 'sexy'. Sounds only slightly better, but you get the point.

I started Googling on the subject and I was surpised to find that apparently lots of people do meet / get a date at a race. Who knew? And it made me wonder...is there something called 'dating etiquette for runners'? What pick-up lines would you use when hitting on someone at a race? It would be pretty weird to use the same pick-up lines that you (mostly guys, though) would use in a bar. 'Would you like to dance?', 'Can I buy you a beer?' or 'I lost my tongue, can I borrow yours?' would just sound weird at the start line or during the race. I came up with a few runner specific pick-up lines. Please do feel free to add other Runner pick-up lines to this list!

- Can I be your Pacer Bunny?
- Your P(l)ace or mine?

- Do you want me to tie you up? (referring to shoe laces, ofcourse)

- Can I buy you a Gatorade? (lame, I know, but might do the trick)

- I'd like to nibble on your Powerbar. Would you like to nibble on mine?

- Are you tired yet? Me neither, I can go on and on for hours. I'm an endurance athlete, baby.

- Would you like to share a heat sheet when we're done? Or will my heat do?

- I love the way that skirt shows off your quads.

- Ice bath? Together...

Any thoughts on getting a date at a race? Please do add you favorite Runner Pick-up lines!

13 comments:

Leah B. said...

Haha this is so funny! I seriously wouldn't worry about what people say about finding someone. When the time is right, he'll be there! Here's a thought.... if you meed someone in a running group (or where ever) see if he will sign up for a race and you run together. That'd be fun!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Leah: Hahaha! Oh, believe me, I don't worry...at all! It just made me wonder, 'cause meeting someone at a race...Hmmm...I really don't get how people do that. Hello, I'm covered in sweat!

the dawn said...

LOVE! especially the ice bath...that would take a special kind of love. my non-running hubby thinks i'm 100% insane every time i dump those 20 lbs. of ice in our tub...

Silly Girl Running said...

@ The Dawn: Hahahaha! I (heart) ice baths. Would make a great pick-up lin. ;)

Emz said...

I loved this. I [stupidly] wore a jacket at last years AZ RnR marathon that said "My pace or yours?" . . . . never again. Never.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Emz: Hahaha! Can I make an educated guess: several runners were hitting on you? ;)

nikeathena said...

These made my Friday morning - so clever! I've heard of people meeting at races, but I really don't understand how that could happen.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

You are soo funny! U better watch what you wear seeing Emz comment...it might invite the wrong attention, or maybe not. ;-)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

hilarious!!! now while you may actually met some hunk of a guy, it will likely be because you are a perfect pace match and help each other push to the finish...ha catch that last part

Zaneta said...

hilarious! lol... who knew picking up a date at a race was so popular?! :D

RunningRonald said...

hihi, een geweldig artikel! Is dit wat? If your battery runs low let's makes some energy together? :)

longlegsontheloose.com said...

hahaha love this

Silly Girl Running said...

Thanks, you guys (girls ;)), and Ronald; great pick-up line! ;)