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You Can't Have Them All: Pros and Cons of Dating a Bodybuilder

Pros and Cons of Dating a Bodybuilder
Dating a bodybuilder is no cakewalk. It definitely has its perks, but there are some cons too. This LoveBondings write-up discusses how amazing it is to be in a relationship with a bodybuilder, and also tells you about the difficulties you might face.
LoveBondings Staff
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2018
Bodybuilding Comes First
Since bodybuilding is a demanding profession, your partner will expect you to be supportive of his career. He will give utmost importance to his health, diet, and workout regime. When handling things like these, you will need to be patient with him.

Dating a bodybuilder is definitely an amazing experience and you are sure to make your friends jealous. It sure has got its pros, but it's not as easy as it seems.
Initially, you will feel like the luckiest person in the world to have won the affection of a strong, handsome hunk but as the relationship steadies, it won't be a bed of roses. He might appear to be too obsessed with his body and too serious about his diet and workout regimen. Good health will always be his priority. He will be caring, but sometimes seem to be overly protective. His good looks and well-built body will always be a plus, but when it comes to your exercising or eating habits, he might be pushy.
The Pros
Hardworking and Dedicated
✔ They know the value of hard work; they live by it each and every day. They work hard towards maintaining their relationships and don't give up easily.

✔ They show dedication in all aspects of life. They are serious about their relationships.
Freakishly Strong!
✔ No guy in his right senses will dare to look at you (forget making a move) if this hunk is with you. With your muscular man around, you will feel like a queen. When with him, you will feel protected.

✔ You can shop all you want and the big guy will be more than happy to pick up any number of bags. He just needs a reason to flex his muscles.

Unfortunately, not many guys can handle or accept the fact that their girl is stronger than them. This could be a major con for guys dating female bodybuilders. Of course, it's a matter of perspective, and there are some guys who appreciate the strength of their female partner.
Good Looks
✔ He is absolutely hot! Broad shoulders, toned abs, and bulging biceps, what's not to like?

✔ We all know that looks are not everything, and it is the person that matters. But it is always an amazing combination, when a good individual is equally good-looking. And your bodybuilder partner works hard for his drool-worthy body, like really hard.

What is considered good-looking for a guy, may be considered as too manly for a girl. Girls are expected to be delicate, not muscular. So, the strong, muscular body of a female bodybuilder may not be appreciated. It should be noted that not all female bodybuilders look manly. It is during competitions and events that they develop muscles.
Health-conscious
✔ He will inspire you to get fitter. (All the people trying to impress him and his hundreds of fans will be another reason to make you conscious of your body.)

✔ Joining him at the gym for at least a couple of days each week, will give you a chance to be fitter and spend some time with him as well.
Cheerful and Happy!
✔ Since he will be pumping in the gym, he will be cheerful and happy!

✔ His passion and commitment are a major turn-on.

✔ You will also get a lot of me-time, as your partner will frequent the gym. Both of you will feel happy and comfortable in the relationship, since your personal space won't be intruded.
The Cons
Extreme Obsession
✘ He is obsessed with his body and looks. That can be a turn-off. Especially if you are a girl, I mean taking time to get ready and fussing over looks is a girl's forte, but this guy will spend hours standing in front of the mirror.

✘ Nothing is perfect for them; even though their bodies are killer, they will always want more.
Diet and Moods
✘ Maintaining that mass and muscle means no junk food or alcohol, well that certainly has advantages, but come on you don't want to end with a salad every time you go out.

✘ So basically, all your dates may include lectures on eating right and working out. Once in a while is fine, but always? Boring we say!

✘ Handling their mood swings and eating patterns will be a tough job. Good luck on a low-carbs day!

✘ One thing these bodybuilders cannot compromise on, is their sleep. Hell hath no fury like a bodybuilder not getting his sleep.

✘ They just need their eight hours of sleep. So no late night parties, walks, or conversations! And that's going to suck!
Insecurity
✘ Your better half is always going to be the center of attention wherever you go. And yes, there are going to be his fans swooping on him and trying to bring you down. Of course you trust your partner, but all this drama may not be easy to handle.

✘ Their sport will be their topmost priority, so you may end up feeling neglected or have to compromise. Especially during competitions and events, it can be tough to handle him.

Insecurity could be a really major deal breaker for guys dating female bodybuilders. Unfortunately, not many guys can handle the fact that their girlfriend is stronger.
On a concluding note, all I can say is that good things never come easy. Dating a bodybuilder will be difficult, no doubt, but it will be absolutely worth it. After all, it is the person that matters more than anything else. If you love and trust each other, then nothing's a challenge.
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