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Your Running Life: Relationships

Balance your passion for running with the other love in your life with these helpful tips and advice.

Does running make a good first date?

Tracey Steinberg, dating coach and author of Flirt for Fun & Meet the One, says, “I think running is a great first date. It’s a light, fun activity that’s also safe because it’s in a public place.” She recommends avoiding competition, which could lead to hurt feelings, and “upping the flirting to keep the dating dynamic.” Steinberg, who competes in marathons when she’s not advising the love-lorn, says that one of her first dates with her now-husband was a run through Central Park. The couple will celebrate their seven-year anniversary in 2014.

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