So you want to date an athletic girl? Do you know what that’s likely to involve? These are 29 things you should expect when dating an athletic girl.
Athletic girls have a very special lifestyle.
If you aren’t athletic, you may find yourself falling behind their upbeat and active way of living. If you are athletic, you better be ready for some competition.
These ladies would trade in their heels for tennis shoes in a heartbeat and they’d take you on at any game. They’re more inclined to dates on the court or learning a new sport than ordering the fillet mignon in an evening gown. They never take the easy road and they hate it when you let them win. Life’s about goals, bettering yourself and remembering there’s no “I” in a team.
Dating an athletic girl will never provide you with a trophy wife. They’ll be the ones looking to hold an actual trophy. Be sure you know what you’re getting yourself into because athletic girls are anything but typical.
They expect you to understand their lifestyle and they would never stand for you interrupting the way it is.
If you can’t get along with her teammates, then sayonara, see you never. If you don’t value loyalty, then turn around and walk away. She has high standards for herself and even higher standards for you.
So before you jump into anything, here’s a list of what to consider before dating an athletic girl!
#1 A Little Competition Is Always Fun
Athletic girls are always enjoying themselves when there’s a potential to win something. Making a little competition out of something that seems ordinary is all the more fun.
#2 She Can Keep Up
Most girls may not want to run with you, but she’ll outrun you. She’s anything but typical and she loves it that way. Don’t for a second treat her like she can’t do whatever you can do because she’ll be proving you wrong a split second later.
#3 She Likes And Understands Sports
Want to watch the game? Yes.
Want to discuss the stats? Yes.
Want to argue over the best teams? Duh.
She loves sports. And she knows all about them. Don’t dis her favorite team because she’ll have all the ammo to argue their greatest moments.
#4 She Values Teamwork
She’s not into dating anyone with a big ego because so many things in life take a team. She’s got firsthand experience on the matter and she’s not impressed with the one person who can’t get along with everyone.
#5 She Actually Enjoys Working Out…A Lot
Going to the gym isn’t a chore for this girl. It isn’t about hitting her goal weight. And it isn’t about impressing anyone but herself. She genuinely enjoys the thrill, the adrenaline rush and the satisfaction achieved from a good workout. It’s not something she has to do just because it’s healthy for her body. If she doesn’t do it, she’ll just actually go crazy.
#6 She Prefers Active Dates
She’s not opposed to dinner and a movie, romance or flowers, but she would definitely take a bike ride through a national park over dinner formalities. She likes dates that involve something active or competitive.
#7 She Lives In A Sports Bra
While regular bras are nice and all, nothing beats the comfort and support of a good sports bra.
No matter where you go or what you do, you’re always prepared to kick it into athlete mode. Plus, they come in all sorts of great colors so they go with any outfit she’d ever wear.
#8 Shopping Is For New Workout Clothes
Sweat, blood, and tears may stain her workout clothes so whenever she wants to go shopping it’s for those new Nike kicks or dri-fit tops.
Why not get her a cute gym bag?
Her old one is starting to smell so she’d love an upgrade.
#9 She Likes To Eat…A Lot
Dainty salads wouldn’t fill up this girl. She needs the calories because she burns them daily. Eating is a ritual. It’s something she does without even thinking about it. So don’t take her on a date without plans to feed her.
#10 She Hates When You Let Her Win
Winning is earned. Winning without really winning isn’t even worth playing. Letting her win is actually insulting. She doesn’t do something without giving it her all and she doesn’t want to win something unless it’s truly earned.
How can you celebrate a victory that would’ve been given to you whether you tried or not?
#11 Routines Are Necessary
Workout routines, weekly routines, monthly routines – she’s got them all. She knows how to be efficient and most effective. And she knows that routines help you get there.
#12 Getting Up Early Is A Lifestyle
Many of the best times to run, to surf, and to get to practices are early in the morning. So get used to that alarm clock and that “I don’t care because you should be getting up too,” attitude.
#13 She Gets “Me Time” From Working Out
Pushing herself at the gym or on a run is a great time to be alone and focus on just her. Her inner thoughts can waiver and succumb to the self-fulfillment she receives from her workout. When she can run faster and further, lift heavier and push more, she knows she’s gone beyond her own limits and created a new self. She’s watched herself improve and she knows she can’t be stopped.
What better “me time” could you ask for?
#14 But She Always Welcomes Gym Buddies
Of course, workouts are also great with partners. She loves being pushed by someone else and giving the same encouragement in return. If you can workout with her, she will undoubtedly be impressed. She admires anyone who wants to achieve something more with their personal fitness.
#15 Determination Is Her Middle Name
Challenges will always be there. Obstacles will always come. And she’s determined to climb every one. There’s nothing she won’t try and she’ll give it her everything. If she wants something, she’ll get it.
#16 She’s Got A Tough Shell
Competition can be tough and you have to be a rock sometimes to get through it. She knows this well and she can put on a hard face at any moment. She doesn’t wither at the prospect of losing and she always comes back from any loss.
#17 But She’s Really A Softie
On the inside, she’s all teddy bear. She cares just as much as you and even though she doesn’t always say it, she’s made a little hole in her wall for you to climb through. Be honest with her and she’ll open up with you in return.
#18 Loyalty Is One Of Her Best Traits
She’s loyal to her friends, her family, and her teams. She knows how important loyalty is as a support system. And she’ll expect you to understand and reciprocate that just the same.
#19 She Can Plan Anything
Routines, scheduling, and planning are a no-brainer skill for her. She’s got things clocked down to the minute and she can make the best of every minute planned. Trips and events will be brimming with excitement and planned activities with this girl.
#20 She Can Take Care Of Herself
Miss Independent doesn’t need anybody to do anything for her. She knows how to tie her own shoes in more ways than one. If she has to do it on her own, she will most certainly figure out how.
#21 Her Fitness And Her Life Goals Are Sacred
Don’t mess with her workout and don’t mess with her life goals. These two things mean the world to her. She works hard and she knows what she wants in life. She’ll make room for you and always want you to be there. But ultimately, it’s up to you if you want to fit in.
#22 She Doesn’t Take The Easy Way
What’s life without a challenge?
She doesn’t like the easy road and she would never cheat on anything. She wants to do it right and she wants to do it well. There’s no easy way out for this girl.
#23 There’s Nothing Wrong With A Good Nap
All of this high adrenaline attitude can be taxing, so she’s never above taking a good nap. After all, your body only makes white blood cells while you are sleeping so she needs her rest to stay healthy and ready to compete.
#24 Going On Vacation Isn’t About Relaxation
Some people may imagine vacation as a time to lie on the hot sand, baking underneath the sun and tanning their skin, but this girl has other plans. She wants to take Vespa rides, go hiking, cliff jumping, exploring caves and trying the weirdest food out there. She may be a bit of an adrenaline junkie.
#25 All Of Her Celeb Crushes Are Famous Athletes
Sure, they’re cute. But nothing beats a hot athlete. He really knows how to move and he understands her fit way of life. Famous athletes know what it takes to compete, stay built and live an active lifestyle. And you really get to see them sweat.
#26 Being Athletic Doesn’t Mean She Can’t Be Girly
While she may prefer active dates and being sporty, that doesn’t mean she isn’t into nail polish and makeup. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t have any evening gowns and it doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to be romanced. She does. She wants to be charmed and every once and awhile she wants to dress up, too.
But you just have to remember that when it comes to her everyday life she also wants to jump higher.
#27 She May Travel In A Pack
Her teammates are like her sisters. Her rock-climbing buddies are her soul mates. And her running friends know her deepest secrets. So you may find her constantly surrounded by the people who know her well and who mean the most. But she still wants to spend time with you.
#28 She Can Always Fit In A Workout
There’s no day, no way, no how she can’t fit in a workout. Exercise is a crucial part of her life; it’s like sleeping.
Or eating. Or breathing, even. Exams?
What better time to work out and relieve stress.
How about on vacation?
Excellent, that’s a workout with a great view. There’s always time to exercise.
#29 In Fact, “Can’t” Isn’t In Her Vocabulary
Ultimately, there’s nothing she can’t do. She’ll try anything and she’ll always aim to win. She loves to live an active life and she loves to do her best. And she wouldn’t expect anything less from anyone she dates.
There you have it, 29 things to consider before dating an athletic girl. But you should also remember that athletic girls appreciate anyone who is willing to try everything with them. They don’t expect you to be exactly like them, but they want you to at least have your mind open enough to try their lifestyle.
Maybe it’ll work out, maybe it won’t, but isn’t it worth trying?
After all, athletic girls are amazing planners, schedulers, and doers, and they can show you the world in a way you didn’t view it before. And if you’re athletic too, you’ve already got something in common. Not to mention more people could use active dates.
Isn’t everyone tired of getting dinner anyways?
Why not do something bold and then get your dinner?
Then you get the best of everything. An athletic girl would love that.
So be ready for constant competition, upbeat days and adventurous trips. Get a big appetite because she’ll want to eat after you read this. Surprise her with a new challenge because she’ll run right at it. And smile, because you’re in for a treat. Dating an athletic girl will always be something to remember.
By Alyssa Bright