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Old 06-09-2005, 06:43 PM   #33
RebeccaM
Dojo: Boulder Aikikai
Location: Boulder
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Re: Aikido A Place to Find True Love?

I met my current boyfriend at the dojo. I was not looking for a romantic relationship at the time. It just sort of happened. We liked throwing each other, so he decided that to get to know me better he'd give me and my bicycle rides home (I was car-less at the time) and that's when a casual friendship started spiraling off into the world of romance. That said, the romance happens off the mat. It's actually very easy to keep flirtation off the mat. Think about it. You and your partner are sweating, panting, and throwing each other. You're barely able to catch each other's names, let alone exchange phone numbers.

My only qualm is what happens if we break up. We've both been in aikido too long to quit and he's not the type to deal well with seeing an ex around.

My other issue is since we've been dating he's not throwing me as hard anymore. And that was one of the things I liked about him. :/
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