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Why do you get sportsmen with female pop totty and not vice-versa?

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UnquietDad · 24/06/2009 10:19

The Beckhams.
Ashley Cole and Cheryl.
Lewis Hamilton and that Pussycat bird.
Peter Crouch and her out of Atomic Kitten.

But you never get top sportswomen going out with vacuous male pop totty.

I can't imagine Paula Radcliffe stepping out with Enrique Iglesias.

Or Kelly Holmes with Justin Timberlake.

Why is this?

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chevre · 24/06/2009 10:59

rustybear you beat me to it!

TheDuchessOfNorksBride · 24/06/2009 11:09

Have Venus & Serena Williams not had famous boyfriends? Or Kournikova, Sharapova, Monica Seles or Gabby Sabatini? :shows age:

What about leggy Jade Johnson?

Another reason for the disparity is likely to be that most top female sports involve way too much training/travelling/competing, ie. tennis and athletics, whilst the male dominated motor racing and footballers have much more time to swan about.

PortAndLemon · 24/06/2009 11:10

Successful sportswomen don't earn enough money to hang out in the kinds of places where vacuous pop totty is to be found. Successful sportsmen do.

I get the vague impression that sportswomen tend to get involved with sportsmen -- either the not-on-the-top-rung-so-also-unable-to-afford-to-hang-out-at-trendy-nightspots type or the fundamentally-uninterested-in-allegedly-vacuous-totty type. But I have no specific information to back that up.

Also suspect that this means they end up happier with their personal lives in the long run, but ditto.

sarah293 · 24/06/2009 11:14

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PortAndLemon · 24/06/2009 11:33

Venus Williams' long-term boyfriend is a pro golfer.
Serena Williams has dated actors, directors and singers as well as professional sportsmen.
Kim Clijsters was engaged to Lleyton Hewitt and is married to a basketball player.
Paula Radcliffe is married to her coach (a former middle-distance runner)
Martina Hingis has dated golfers, footballers and tennis players.

lottiejenkins · 28/06/2009 17:06

Pete Sampras went out with Kimberly whatserface from Father of The Bride.

bronze · 28/06/2009 17:15

SO Bryony Shaw isnt as attractive as Pendleton?

IkeaCatalogue · 28/06/2009 17:19

Charlotte church and gavin wassisname, though I'm not sure what I am attempting to illustrate with this example of a celebrity couple

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