Nerd Dating: Dating with Physical Activity Part 3

Still more totally fun dates that involve moving somewhat.

Dancing-most women love dancing in some form or another.  Also, it is one of the few of these where it is not only OK but actually most likely preferable if you get totally wasted before and/or during said activities.  However, it is also a punji stick line tiger trap that will make you look like a total tool if you don’t know what you are doing, which most likely you don’t.  My advice is to go back and read all the posts I did on nerd dancing, practice in front of a mirror, and then take her bowling.

Trampoline-believe it or not, but this is totally fun.  A few weeks ago a friend of mine threw a birthday party for adults and as part of it we went to this indoor trampoline facility and played nation ball.  It was a blast.  Trampolines are really fun, and it is one area where any excess body mass you may have will actually work to your advantage, as it will propel you higher into the air.  The best part about trampolines is it is one of those things that can make you look really athletic, in spite of being heinously out of shape.  No matter how long it has been since you went to the gym, you will look like an Olympian when you are bouncing eight feet into the air.  Just don’t hurt yourself.

Swimming-whether this is a good idea or not is a judgment call.  I think I have composed an elegant equation to figure it out.  Here it is.  Rate the following on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being best/worst.  F=how badly our body looks.  D=how likely you are to drown or be eaten by something.  W=how white your skin is and how badly you will burn.  G=how good a swimmer you really are.  B=how badly you want to see your girl in a bathing suit.  Here is the equation:


If X is significantly over a 1.0 than it is most likely a good idea.  If it hovers around 1.0 than I would hesitate. If it is significantly under a 1.0 than I would bail.  Personally I don’t like swimming in water that I can’t see through, so that means I am stuck with pools, which will reduce my score for dying but will increase my F score, as you can look better in murky water.  As with everything, it pays to do some research.

Organized sports-when I say this in my mind it is with a rising inflection, turning it into “Organized sports?”  That being said, if you have some friends into it fun can be had playing volleyball, or softball.  Something along those lines.  Tennis is OK too.  Stay away from football and rugby, as odds are she will hate it (and you will die).  One nice side benefit of volleyball is you can possibly get your date to wear a bikini top without having to get in the water yourself, so bonus.

I’m starting to run out of ideas, so I will let this topic rest for now.  I have a couple ideas of new stuff to talk about, plus I should be seeing something good and/or bad at a theater soon.

So yesterday’s question of Renaissance inventor/artist Leonardo de Vinci versus eclectic dope fiend and horn dog Ben Franklin, I think I am going to have to give it to Benjamin, based on time era alone.  The problem is Ben Franklin had guns, which would have put the hurt on Leonardo regardless of whatever inventions he had with him.  It takes more than a corkscrew helicopter to stop an ounce of lead.  (Ben Franklin image courtesy of the political t shirt category).

I don’t have any brilliant who-would-win questions in me right now, as it is Easter and I have worked all day.  Tomorrow I am going to rant about WOW a little, so look forward to that.  Have a great day.

1 Comment

  • Gina April 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Your equation really made me laugh. So nerdy! I love it. I think the men of Portland must be reading your blog posts because I was asked to go dancing and to go on a hike all in one week (by different guys). Good tips.

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