10 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Date a Runner

Two runners

Runners are happy, in fantastic shape and great lovers? These aren’t just rumors. Find out more about these and many other reasons why you should be dating a runner 😉

Athletic man running.

1. Runners care about their health

People who exercise regularly all have this one thing in common: they care about their health! This goes double for runners. If you’ve been having trouble trying to motivate yourself, then maybe dating a runner will give you the kick in the butt you need to start doing more for your health.

2. Runners tend to be relaxed

Running is a healthy way to blow off steam and relax. If your runner has had a bad day, then they know what to do – go for a run! If you’re dating a runner, you’ve probably noticed they’re not the stressed-out type and seem to always be at ease.

3. Runners are thoughtful

Running is a time when a lot of people do a lot of thinking – or they may just be thinking about you the whole time they are out there pounding the pavement in their running shoes.

Man and woman running in the mountains

4. Runners are in shape

All the running pays off! They’re burning fat, working out and taking care of their bodies.

5. Runners are happier

Runners tend to be relaxed, satisfied and positive people. Why? Because running releases endorphins, the “feel-good” chemicals responsible for the famous runner’s high. So running is not only good for your runner’s mood – it’s good for your relationship, too.

6. Runners like to eat

People who like to eat are the best kind of people. Runners are pretty much always hungry, so whether you simply like to eat or you find you can’t finish off your meal, your runner will be right there with you eating and more than happy to help you finish off your plate.

7. Runners are better lovers

“I’m just going for a quick 10K,” they say casually as they disappear out the door like it’s no big deal. It’s no big deal to them because your runner has stamina. That’s right, the stamina they build on the streets leads to stamina between the sheets. Oh, and runners are also known for obsessing over their performance and wanting to be better, so….

Dating a runner

8. Runners are smart

A recent study found that the brains of distance runners had different connections in areas known to aid in sophisticated cognition than the brains of healthy but sedentary people. Who doesn’t want to date someone who is switched on and smart?

9. Runners always go the extra mile

A runner is used to going the extra mile to reach their goals, so don’t be surprised when they go above and beyond for you!

10. Runners are committed and don’t give up

It takes a lot of commitment for someone to lace up and go for a run when it’s raining or freezing cold. Not to mention committing to finishing a run when it starts getting tough. Isn’t that the kind of commitment a relationship needs?

Don’t try to stop your (future) partner from spending so many hours out running. Let them lace up and go for their run as they’ll always come running back to you!


Tina Sturm-Ornezeder Tina loves the written word, avocados & yoga and is very curious. She likes to discover new trends and report on them. View all posts by Tina Sturm-Ornezeder