Bolder Options

If you answered the "(blank) is sexy, (blank) is sexier" question with "being athletic" and "helping kids," then cancel your online dating subscription and sign up to be a mentor with Bolder Options. The nonprofit organization, which began in Boulder, Colorado, runs yearlong mentor programs in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, pairing adults with at-risk teens to train for running or cycling races. Mentors meet weekly with their charges, and about once a month for group activities such as bowling and Ultimate Frisbee. Mentors can socialize with other volunteers at low-key happy hours, or, for the ultra hardcore, while training to participate in an international marathon—this year's is in Athens, Greece—to raise funds for the group. Oh, and did we mention that the ratio of women mentors to men is about 60/40? And that male underarm perspiration has been shown to improve women's moods? Whoever said, "Never let 'em see you sweat" had no idea what they were talking about.

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