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CharlesE17 Mar 2011
I was arguing with a guy today at the bouldering wall, he thinks that women are not attracted to climbers but I find that they are very attracted to climbers. I have a girlfreind, and did not when I was not a climber. Does anyone else find that climbing stories, injuries, and the general physiqe of a climber(them) makes girls more attracted (to them).
You assume two things here. Firstly that we are all climbers on UKC when we know there are also boulderers who frequent these pages, second that having women fancy us (male) climbers is a good thing, I wish that I could say that more men fancy us climbers. ;0)
In reply to CharlesE: I can see what you mean from a purely 'pulling' aspect, i suppose i've found women are attracted in the early stages by the life style, atitude, living life kind of thing. But if you're asking if Women find it attractive long term, family, kids,finacial security etc then i'd have to say no.
I'm sure some ladies will come along and prove me right or wrong shortly?
> (In reply to CharlesE)
> I'm a girl and there's nothing I find sexier than hearing a blow by blow account of some gnarly climber top roping a low grade gritstone classic. It's the only reason I took up climbing!!!
Hey baby, I'm the guy for you, lets paaaaaarty!
I'll even wear my Ron Hills and show you my MOAC on dyneema.
Are you kidding? climbing has nothing to do with it.
I'm a skinny pale climbing obsessed teenager and almost everyone stays away from me because of it.
Like someone else mentioned. Whenever I tell someone I'm a climber they ask some sort of ridiculous question like; What's the highest you've been or do you find all the routes at climbing centres really easy now. Ether that or they say some bullshit like oh I could never do that or oh climbing is an easy sport but football and rugby are hard.
In reply to Liam Ingram:
A 'girl' gave you a Dirty Sanchez? Nice to see the old gender roles reversed but I won't ask what you did to deserve that. Whatever will the kids of today think of next; self administered angry pirates?
My world is a view point taken from having spent 15 yrs of my 30 or so living in cities such as Port Moresby through to places such as Paolo Altoi and Tokyo. How about yours?
Anyway, I jest. Money certainly isnt everthing, but... Surprise, suprise most of the really interesting people I know are also very good at their job and hence successful. Looks and wit are also useful in the workplace.
I have heard people bragging about their sport loudly in front of women many times and it makes me cringe. I’m sure they must be thinking what a bell end, and I cannot understand how anyone would fall for it.
I have a face like the back end of a dog so not noticed climbing helping my cause with the ladies.
> (In reply to The Big Man)
> Reality. Most women want financial stability.
> Where do you think you can find the hottest chicks: Notting hill or streatham? Ask why that is...
That's the evolved perception, most woman want security for their ofspring, along with good genes, nowadays that security takes the form of financial stability, but other contributing factors make up for lack of finance, but contibute towards security
While I think that merely being a climber helps to an extent, you need to do more to seal the deal. Walking around town with my bouldering mat draws lots of admiring looks from women, but a nonchalant stide, tight t-shirt and judicious choice of beanie has them walking into lampposts.
> I have heard people bragging about their sport loudly in front of women many times and it makes me cringe. I’m sure they must be thinking what a bell end, and I cannot understand how anyone would fall for it.
Agreed and something I've thought many times mainly along with 'talk to me when you've developed a personality'.
Women may be attracted to male climbers who are not too serious and may find someone who has an active adventurous lifestyle an attactive trait. i.e. Someone who is happy to go to the wall once or twice a week and go out for the day sometimes at the weekend. However, I have found that women are not attracted to serious climbers who want to train nearly every night of the week and spend every moment of their spare time at the crag or training. Climbers who will rarely want to go out for meals, eat unhealthy fattening food and will never go on a non climbing holiday! That is unless the woman is question is also a serious single minded climber!
> (In reply to CharlesE)
> Walking around town with my bouldering mat draws lots of admiring looks from women, but a nonchalant stide, tight t-shirt and judicious choice of beanie has them walking into lampposts.
However walking around town wearing your harness may attract entirely the wrong type of admirer
> (In reply to SARS)
> You need to get out more pal; many interesting people that I know don't even have a job. And they're butt ugly to boot...
> You also need to learn how to spell 'surprise' consistently.
> (In reply to CharlesE)
> I would point my wife at this thread but she thinks bouldering is one of the biggest wastes of time on the planet, climbing is little better and UKC is a pile of shit.
> So I wont.
In reply to Quarryboy: I feel your pain!
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