Looks like Hayden Panettiere has a thing for athletes. ¬†Just a month after ending things with heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, Panettiere is reportedly dating NFL player Scotty McKnight, according to UsMagazine.com. After mistakenly being linked to McKnight’s pal and fellow footballer Mark Sanchez, Panettiere, 21 said, “I’m a huge Jets fan and became very good friends with Mark and his buddies, I’ve always been that girl who has a lot of dude friends. I’m into sports so we have a lot in common.”

What characteristics of an athlete make a great partner?

Cupids Advice:

Hayden Panettiere isn’t the only starlet who seems to have a thing for athletes. Maybe Hollywood is onto something! Cupid has some characteristics that make an athlete a great partner:

1. Energetic: Athletes are usually full of energy, which makes them a lot of fun to hang out with. This way, they’ll want to go out and do things rather than just sit on the couch all night.

2. Enthusiastic: Sporty guys are always up for a challenge and want to try new things. He’ll always keep you on your toes.

3. Respectful: Athletes respect their bodies by doing their best to be healthy, whether it’s by working out or eating healthy. He’ll probably be a good influence on your health, too.

What characteristics of athletes do you think make them great partners? Share your thoughts below.