Dating a boxer ...

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    Nov 16, 2010 8:43 PM GMT
    Nothing wrong with dating a fighter, so long as he's a good dude and doesn't act like some of the more trashy guys in the sport. My guy is going off into the UFC (MMA), we also train together, and I may follow him into the organization as well but I really enjoy being his trainer. The sport is part of what has made us so close, I'm really proud of him too.
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    Nov 16, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    sibim4fun saidHell yeah I'd date a boxer! Knowing my man is this raw masculine specimen that challenges himself and tests his strength against other Alpha males is hot!

    Not all boxers are violent outside the ring... they know the difference like you do.

    I think he could be strong and Alpha in the ring and come home to me where I would give him an awesome massage and cuddle in his big strong arms.


    That's true, I don't understand why people see fighters as violent. I'm not violent nor is my guy or any of the other guys on our team. Its just all about pushing yourself as far as you can go, and testing your skills against the other guy who has done the same.

    I don't see it as violent because we're not violating each other.
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    Nov 16, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    IHG84 said
    sibim4fun said



    I don't see it as violent because we're not violating each other.


    HA this is the semantic lol of the day!

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    Nov 16, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    Tazo995 said
    IHG84 said
    sibim4fun said



    I don't see it as violent because we're not violating each other.


    HA this is the semantic lol of the day!

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    ROFL!!!!
  • SoDakGuy

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    Nov 16, 2010 8:54 PM GMT
    I have to say, since I started boxing, I became a much more focus, calm, happier person.

    Isn't that what a guy would want in another guy? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 16, 2010 9:00 PM GMT
    SoDakGuy saidI have to say, since I started boxing, I became a much more focus, calm, happier person.

    Isn't that what a guy would want in another guy? icon_biggrin.gif


    Yea it definitely changes you, I know when I came back home and was going through some serious PTSD. The training helped out a hell of a lot. It also made me happy to see my guy make it into the organization.
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    Nov 16, 2010 9:09 PM GMT
    It is because Minneapolis likes MMA and Martial Artists not boxers.
    Boxers belong in Iowa... where they get stomped at border wars.
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    Nov 16, 2010 9:20 PM GMT
    Aw! You're adorable. You're wrong, but adorable. Boxers & MMA are cohesive in MN. icon_smile.gif

    mnboy saidIt is because Minneapolis likes MMA and Martial Artists not boxers.
    Boxers belong in Iowa... where they get stomped at border wars.
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    Nov 16, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    I was just wondering if any of you guys into boxing specifically could get the same satisfaction by transitioning to another martial art that did not involve so many head blows.

    Jerry Quarry was a fighter who grew up not far from where I live. In his prime he was a terrific fighter. It was very sad how he declined. During his later years he could not dress or feed himself. He died at age 53. His brother Mike was also a fighter and died too young.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Quarry
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    Nov 16, 2010 9:57 PM GMT
    I dated a boxer for a few years, and my brother does ultimate fighting, so I've been around it for a long time. For me, it's like any other sport that takes a lot of dedication, and I respect it for that.

    Just a couple of observations, though. (Ex-) Boyfriend boxer always felt that being a boxer somehow made him a vastly superior person (even though I was competing at a much higher level than him as a triathlete). Not saying that's a trait that all boxers share, but he definitely made a big deal out of it.

    About the OP's comment that it would be fun to date another boxer: I'm not so sure it would be all that great. In my own opinion, there are things that each person should enjoy doing separately. I once dated another triathlete, and that inherent male competitiveness made things decidedly un-fun at times, and since we both spent many hours a week doing the same type of training, we didn't have anything new to talk to each other about.
  • jtdashdub

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    Nov 16, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    i would, sure why not?
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    Nov 16, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    I love boxers!

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  • SoDakGuy

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    Nov 17, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    You know, IHG84, boxing has helped me w/ my PTSD as well. I never really thought of that until now.

    I also think it's changed my perspective on what type of guys I like to date. Someone who loves and lives life, inspiring guys instead of droll, dull, dowdy dudes.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 17, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    long as he doesn't hit me, sure
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    Nov 17, 2010 7:19 PM GMT
    SoDakGuy saidAw! You're adorable. You're wrong, but adorable. Boxers & MMA are cohesive in MN. icon_smile.gif

    mnboy saidIt is because Minneapolis likes MMA and Martial Artists not boxers.
    Boxers belong in Iowa... where they get stomped at border wars.


    Not where I go they aren't... It goes Martial Artist>MMA>Karate>Boxers. Lots of in-fighting and smack talking between the varieties of fighters.
    But maybe that is because my dojo is all old-school martial artists. icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 17, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    SoDakGuy saidAll right, ever since I started boxing four years ago, whenever I mention a guy here in Minneapolis I'm an amateur boxer, most of them cringe and become disinterested.

    I train to fight in a ring. I know the difference between getting into a fight in a ring and also using it when I got assaulted - twice. I know not to use my skills in the relationship and I won't.

    So, would you date a guy who is a boxer? Why or why not?


    Rational folks don't set themselves up for brain damage by repeated hits in the head.

    For me, I would cut my losses, before I invested time, money, or emotion, in a relationship.

    You should watch, and read, some of the research on boxing injuries, and the long term outcomes of its participants. It's not a pretty picture.

    If it provides you comfort, I wouldn't engage in a long term relationship with a smoker or fat ass, either.
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    Nov 17, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    Simon & Garfunkel

    The Boxer

    I am just a poor boy.
    Though my story's seldom told,
    I have squandered my resistance
    For a pocketful of mumbles,
    Such are promises
    All lies and jest
    Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
    And disregards the rest.

    When I left my home
    And my family,
    I was no more than a boy
    In the company of strangers
    In the quiet of the railway station,
    Running scared,
    Laying low,
    Seeking out the poorer quarters
    Where the ragged people go,
    Looking for the places
    Only they would know.

    CHORUS
    Lie-la-lie.....

    Asking only workman's wages
    I come looking for a job,
    But I get no offers.
    Just a come-on from the whores
    On Seventh Avenue
    I do declare,
    There were times when I was so lonesome
    I took some comfort there.

    CHORUS

    Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
    And wishing I was gone
    Going home
    Where the New York City winters
    Aren't bleeding me,
    Leading me,
    Going home.

    In the clearing stands a boxer,
    And a fighter by his trade
    And he carries the reminders
    Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
    Or cut him till he cried out
    In his anger and his shame,
    "I am leaving, I am leaving."
    But the fighter still remains

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    Nov 17, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    Tazo995 said
    IHG84 said
    sibim4fun said



    I don't see it as violent because we're not violating each other.


    HA this is the semantic lol of the day!

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    hahahahaha
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    Nov 17, 2010 7:32 PM GMT
    I would date a boxer. I don't see why or why not to be honest. My grandfather and father think I should be a boxer, but when I was younger, I didn't have much interest. Now that I'm older, I think I'd enjoy some martial arts over boxing per se, but who knows, I might enjoy boxing and don't know it. Lord knows I go through days where I'd like to pop some people in the face, but I don't due to incredibly good self control. I'd dump him if he hit me though. I don't tolerate domestic abuse of any kind.
  • Boxer_Daddy

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    Apr 24, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    As Boxers are rare breeds of men, there are those men who find it exciting to date pugilists. Case in point I have recently found a guy that is enthralled by the fact that I am skilled with my hands in the ring. He came to one of my sparring sessions and after seeing me dominate my foes in the ring he snuck me off into the locker room for some well appreciated smooching, LOL! I wish my fellow boxers similar experiences like this one.
  • masculumpedes

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    Apr 24, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    Only if he was a knock-out.....icon_wink.gif
  • kennyj08

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    Apr 24, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    Yeah I would as long as he doesn't use those moves on me. But I would support him and kiss his boo boos if he gets anyicon_smile.gif and why not? Might learn a couple new things about boxing that I don't know. So I'd go for it
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    Apr 24, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    The boxing part wouldn't bother me. The issue for me would be the impact of the repeated concussions on the brain that lead to dementia later in life.
  • silverfox

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    Apr 24, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    This post reminds me of others I have seen ----

    Why won't you date me...a porn star?
    Why won't you date me...a massage therapist?
    Why won't you date me...a bodybuilder?
    Why won't you date me...a male model?
    Why won't you date me...an actor?
    Policeman? Fireman? Professional athlete? G.I Joe?

    I mean really......lol.
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    Apr 24, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    Would I date a boxer? Well- yeah. I have a thing for a guy who wrestles for one of the high schools in my hometown and just recently came out, so being that both sports are physically demanding, require you to be tough and strong, I'd be a hypocrite to say that I wouldn't date a boxer or an MMA fighter.

    Although females- different story. That may scare me that she boxes.