3 Dates 3 Months – Flirting With Fitness

Lakes Single Mum

It’s time for the third and final 3 Dates 3 Months Challenge from single mum Becky, aka Lakes Single Mum. Read on to find out whether she found love at the local gym…


After my failure to get a date on my photography course I turned to my other big pastime to search for a potential soul mate. This of course is fitness! The rationale being that if someone was working out in the gym then they were looking after themselves and a good potential date.

So how does the local gym meet up with my search for love? Well I can either workout mid morning or go before tea time. It turns out that the gym at this time of day doesn’t have too much potential date material…

  • – Most of the other gym bunnies were female
  • – Morning gym men were mostly old enough to be my dad or grandfather
  • – Afternoon the males were mostly 6th former or college students and I was old enough to be their mother!

Yes they were a friendly bunch who weren’t repulsed by my hot, sweaty self in lyrca and made passing conversation but just not what I am looking for…

I have also started doing some running races so maybe these might be a better place to find a date? Up in Langdale on Saturday there was time to chat to plenty of people who were mostly very friendly. It’s a very sociable activity and the age range is much more varied.

Think I will need to improve how I look in my running gear (my race photo wasn’t too flattering!) but I may have more chance of finding an eligible man on the running circuit than in the gym. So I haven’t given up hope just yet of successfully combining fitness with flirting but its going to be a work in progress.

Thanks Just Singles for putting me up for this challenge just sorry to say that I have failed – for now!

Although we’re sad to hear Becky didn’t find her knight in shining armour, we’ve had great fun hearing about her challenges! To read more from Becky, check out her blog Lakes Single Mum here. You’ll also find her on Twitter.

Until next time, 

The Just Singles.