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.

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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.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.