Dating a Non-sparker
Saturday, December 29, 2012
I have found a man that I have many things in common with (our jobs, political views, faith, sense of humor, and most importantly... our choices in movies) BUT he does not workout. Actually, it is worse than that... he also does not enjoy fitness, he doesn't know anything about nutrition, and he does not entertain me when I talk about it. Fitness and dieting is also becoming a sore subject in our conversations. Which is a hard topic to avoid since it is something I'm excited and passionate about.
Even worse, our dating is beginning to interfere with my fitness goals. I'm having a hard time sticking to my running program, because when I explain that I have to be home in time to run on my treadmill, he does not "get it". When I order a salad at dinner, or ask to split an entrée, he does not understand why. He thinks that anyone who is that committed to their health is "vain".
Does anyone else have this problem? How do you deal with sticking to your personal comittments without alienating your date or looking "vain"?