9 Dating Tips For Single Runners

All the single ladies, all the single ladies.

All the single ladies, all the single ladies.

VALENTINE'S DAY IS COMING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! VALENTINE'S DAY IS COMING! You know what that means, women all around the country are laying on couches with a bottle of wine, feeling sorry for themselves, while they field calls from their family members asking why they're alone or when they're going to "settle down" and get married.

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So if you're alone this Valentine's Day, dreaming about a happily ever after like this...

Ironically, this picture was taken on a first date. (It was a breakfast date because I was so busy, its a long story.) But seriously, life goals.

Ironically, this picture was taken on a first date. (It was a breakfast date because I was so busy, its a long story.) But seriously, life goals.

Then enjoy these 9 foolproof dating tips!

1. Let your family do the work. (They're the ones who are concerned about your single-hood anyways, right?)

2. Use your resources to get dates.

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3. Make sure your dates have a sense of humor before wasting your time getting drinks with a dud. IE Threaten to kill them and then see how they handle it.

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4. Lay down next to a sleeping handsome man and say, "Did you see me in your dreams?" when they wake up.

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5. Act like you're in a movie and pretend to drown so a handsome man saves you.

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6. Keep your text messages flirty and mysterious.

My flirting game is on point 😘 Kelly 1 Benjamin 0 #tellmeimpretty #boyfriend #weirdo #RunSelfieRepeat

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7. Show consideration when you wake your snuggle buddy up at 5 in the morning getting ready for a long run.

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8. Get the most out of online dating! If there's something you've been wanting to do, now is your chance!

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9. Be clear when you need your person or an attractive stranger to say nice things about you.

Alright, so these are all jokes. (Kind of...) Look, it drives me crazy when I see women down about being single around Valentine's day. I'm single and I've never had more fun in my whole entire life! Training for marathons and traveling doesn't exactly put me in a place where I can date and find a guy who is smart, interesting, driven, and funny!

Let's take this moment to point out that one of us is actually married now...

Let's take this moment to point out that one of us is actually married now...

Age is nothing but a number! Ladies, can we stop with the "Prince Charming" bull shit? You don't need a man to make you happy! If you find someone who compliments you and makes you happy, that's wonderful! But stop sitting around waiting for that to happen. Go meet people. Go on dates! Enjoy people's company! Learn about yourself! Throw your timeline out the window and just live! Or do what I do, run a bunch of marathons. No one is going to question why you're single when you're like, "I don't have time for a boyfriend when I'm training for a marathon." We're not alone.

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So please, just because you're not in a relationship, you're not a failure. You're not going to be alone forever! Now throw on some yoga pants and go kick ass! Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

How To Date Like A Pro

Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.