Unless you’re one of the guys, watching sports with your boyfriend feels a bit like watching paint dry. Alone. It seems like once the game is on, nothing else matters, including his incredibly attractive girlfriend (you).
A poll conducted last year, when every Canadian team was out of the NHL playoffs, shows you’re not alone. One in five women agreed they felt ignored by their partner, even when both people like the sport.
Last spring, Zoosk.com polled approximated 1,000 Canadians, and found that the obsession with sports (namely hockey) can put a strain on relationships. In fact, 15 per cent of women polled were annoyed with the obsession.
And surely he feels the same way when you settle in for the night to watch The Bachelor. So remember, relationships are a two-way street. And just like the Bachelor. games only last a few hours, and then he can return his attention you.
But the good news is, if your man is a sports fan, it’s also something to bond over. If there is one thing guys love, it’s being an expert at something. Asking him questions to get in on action will make him feel manly, while keeping you in the loop about what’s going on on the ice.
If his sports obsession is still is getting on your nerves, try putting a stake in it. Make bets on who’s going to win, so there’s something in it for you. You can use this opportunity to add some spice or romance to your relationship. So even if you have to sacrifice your man to the TV for a few hours, bet that if his team loses, he owes you homemade dinner, or a night on the town to bring back the romance.