Climbers are a special breed. They’re strong, athletic, and totally dedicated to their sport. But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect partners. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you shouldn’t date a climber. Here are just a few:
The dangers of dating a climber
If you are thinking about dating a climber, there are some things you should know. First and foremost, climbers are often adrenaline junkies who thrive on risk. This means that they are often willing to take risks in other areas of their lives as well, including relationships.
While this can make for an exciting and passionate relationship, it can also be very dangerous. Climbers often put their partner’s safety at risk by pushing them to do things that they may not be comfortable with. This can lead to arguments and even accidents.
Climbers also tend to be very independent and self-sufficient. This can be a good thing, but it can also mean that they are not always the best at communication or compromise. If you are dating a climber, you need to be prepared for some intense conversations about things like trust and commitment.
Finally, climbers often have a very strong drive to achieve their goals. This can make them seem insensitive or even selfish at times. If you are dating a climber, you need to be prepared to deal with their single-minded focus on their goals.
The commitment levels of climbers
Climbers are a unique breed. They are fiercely independent, always pushing themselves to the limit, and they have a passion for adventure. But along with these great qualities, climbers also have a few quirks that can make relationships difficult. Here are four reasons why you might not want to date a climber:
- They are always climbing.
Climbers are always looking for their next challenge, and this can mean that they are rarely home. If you are looking for someone who is always available for a date night or weekend getaway, a climber is probably not the right person for you.
- They are obsessed with their sport.
Climbers live and breathe their sport. It is not uncommon for them to spend hours talking about routes, gear, and upcoming expeditions. While this level of commitment is admirable, it can also be frustrating if you are not as passionate about climbing as they are.
- They are constantly pushing themselves physically and mentally.
Climbers are always pushing themselves to the limit, both physically and mentally. This can lead to them being injured or burned out more often than non-climbers. If you are looking for someone who is always up for a relaxed evening at home, a climber might not be the best choice.
- They often put climbing first.
Because of their passion for climbing, climbers often put their sport before other things in their life, including relationships. If you are looking for someone who is willing to make compromises and sacrifice their own needs for the sake of the relationship, a climber might not be the right person for you
The time climbers spend away from home
Climbers are known for spending a lot of time away from home, whether it’s for a weekend trip to the local crag or a multi-month expedition in the Himalaya. This can take a toll on even the most supportive of relationships, and it’s not uncommon for climbers to end up divorced or single. If you’re thinking of dating a climber, you need to be prepared for some long stretches of time apart.
The physical demands of climbing
Climbing is an incredibly physically demanding sport. It requires upper body strength, explosive power, endurance, agility, and grip strength. It also demands mental toughness and discipline. All of these things require a lot of time and effort to develop.
If you’re dating a climber, be prepared for them to disappear for hours or even days at a time while they train. They might not be able to go on romantic weekend getaways or spur-of-the-moment trips because their training schedule is already packed.
Climbers are also often injured. A lot of climbing injuries are the result of overuse, and they can take a long time to heal. This means that your climber partner might not be able to do much physically for extended periods of time.
All of this isn’t to say that dating a climber is a bad idea, but it’s important to be aware of the challenges that come with it. If you’re up for the challenge, then go for it!
The mental demands of climbing
Climbing is more than just a physical activity – it’s a mental game as well. Climbers need to be able to stay calm and focus in order to maintain their grip on the wall and prevent themselves from falling. This can be difficult to do when you’re tired, scared, or just plain old stressed out.
Dating a climber can be demanding, both mentally and emotionally. If you’re the type of person who prefers to have your life neatly planned out, dating a climber may not be for you. Climbers are often spontaneou
The financial demands of climbing
Climbing is an expensive sport. If you’re not already invested in the gear, you can easily drop a couple thousand dollars on a decent setup. Even if you manage to get your hands on some used gear, there’s still the cost of gas and entry fees to consider. And if you’re really serious about climbing, you’ll probably want to join a gym, which can set you back another couple hundred dollars per month.
All of this is to say that dating a climber can be expensive. If you’re not careful, you could find yourself shelling out cash left and right to support your partner’s hobby. And while it’s totally possible to find ways to save money (like carpooling to the gym or getting creative with your gear), it’s still something to keep in mind before getting serious with a climber.
The social demands of climbing
Climbing is a demanding sport, both physically and mentally. It requires a tremendous amount of focus, concentration, and discipline. It also demands a great deal of time and commitment. For these reasons, it can be difficult to maintain a relationship with a climber.
Climbers tend to be very independent and self-sufficient. They are used to making quick decisions and dealing with difficult situations on their own. This can make it hard for them to communicate their needs or conflicting interests with a partner.
Climbing also tends to be an all-consuming passion. This can leave little time or energy for anything else, including a relationship. Climbers often put their climbing goals above everything else in their lives. This can result in neglect of their partner’s needs or feelings.
If you are considering dating a climber, it is important to be aware of the demands of the sport and the potential conflicts that may arise in your relationship. Communication and mutual understanding are key to making it work.
The dangers of dating a climber (Part 2)
A lot of people ask me, “Marek, why shouldn’t I date a climber?” Here are my top three reasons:
- Climbers are always up for an adventure.
This may sound like a good thing at first, but it can quickly become exhausting. If you’re the type of person who likes to stay home on a Friday night and relax, you’re probably not going to have much fun dating a climber. They’re always on the go and they never seem to slow down.
- Climbers are always pushing themselves to the limit.
This can be very dangerous, both for themselves and for their partners. If you’re dating a climber, you’ll always have to worry about them getting hurt or even dying while they’re out climbing. It’s not uncommon for climbers to get seriously injured or killed while climbing, so if you can’t handle that kind of stress, it’s probably best to steer clear of climbers.
- Climbers are often very selfish.
Climbing is a very selfish sport. It’s all about pushing yourself to the limit and reaching the top, no matter who or what gets in your way. This selfishness can often spill over into their personal lives, making them terrible partners. If you’re looking for someone who’s going to be supportive and understanding, you’re probably not going to find it in a climber.