The main thing is: it's going to make your friends sit up and take notice. It's going to get them inviting you over for dinner with two, three, even four single men for company. Your friends are the people who are most likely to know the next man of your dreams. Marathons and ultra-marathons Just over a year ago, I went through that great mid-life rite of passage and started ultra-ruling.
Though on this one, you'll be stuck with them for a week in the desert with blisters the size of golfballs.
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Until recently, I'd always thought that all a single woman had to do to meet a man was go along to a pub and sit at the bar nursing a glass of white wine. It is the rule of the Cosmos that single women in pubs are always chatted up. Just start touting your wares on any of the dating websites and the guys'll come a'runnin'. In future, don't moan to your friends about being single. Your friends and family are the people who are most likely to know of a single guy who is going to be on a level with you. All you need to do is start rattling the swill-drum. The general drill is that you start off at about 9am, run for about 30 miles, and then bed down for the night in some chilly school hall. And when I started running these ultras, I realised that the women runners are outnumbered by the men by at least ten to one.
There's a chance, a teeny-tiny chance, that you might meet the guy of your dreams. More likely though, whether it's the pub or the dating site, you'll just meet some rogue who's out for... And what most single women generally want to meet is a guy who is single; and who is not a complete low-lifer; and who might share her values; and who just might, perhaps, be looking for a relationship. But I'd certainly remember all about them if I'd been offered enough of a reward. All across the UK, there is a complete epidemic of these long runs. And then there are the actual ultra-runners themselves, who, though they are invariably lean and sinewy, do tend to be slightly...
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