Looking for a different way to meet people? Being a runner can help you score a date, and maybe even a like-minded mate. Join your local running group or set up a profile on www.runningsingles.com (a dating site founded in 2003) and see if you mesh with anyone. If you do, you can suggest going for a run.
Together for the long run
But a running date is very different from dinner and a movie-it has its own rules. Nancy Pina, a Houston-based relationship expert and runner, provides some ground rules. Call it sweat etiquette.
DO dress comfortably. Just as you wouldn't wear brand-new clothes on race day, you should stick to apparel and shoes that you know fit well and won't ride up or cause chafing or blisters. Also, Pina recommends keeping it modest-don't run in just a sports bra, even if it's hot.
DON'T sweat perspiration. Runners understand that it's part of the deal. "Worrying about whether you're sweating too much might be misinterpreted as displeasure with yourRead More »from Love on the run: 8 Rules for going on a running date