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7 Tips For Dating A Major Football Fan

7 Tips For Dating A Major Football Fan

When it comes to dating a major football fan, you have two choices: beat him or join him. Since it’s highly unlikely that you are ever going to beat him, or in this case get him to stop watching football, you may as well find ways to join him. At the very least, you can find something else to do on game days. Here are some suggestions that will help when you are dating a major football fan.

1. Ask Questions

You know, if you learn more about the game, you may actually be able to enjoy watching football with him. Start asking him questions about the game and how it’s played, the players, etc. He will be thrilled that you are interested in what he is interested in, and he will likely be an encyclopedia of knowledge. You can also bone up on football by doing your own online research, and then impress him with what you know.

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2. Football Date Night

Another way you can show him that you support him in all that he does and loves, including football, is to set up a football date night. Dress up in a cute cheerleader outfit, and watch a football-themed movie. Of course, once he sees you in the outfit, you may never actually get to the movie.

3. Wear Football Apparel

For many men, there are few things that are sexier than seeing their girlfriends or wives wearing nothing but a football jersey. Of course, if he’s having friends over to watch the game, you will need to wear a bit more. You can find loads of awesome sports apparel at a number of stores (like Fancastle and Fanatics).

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4. Give Him Space

If you really can’t stand football and he loves it, give him some space to enjoy the game without having to worry if you’re enjoying yourself. Go and hang out with your friends, work on projects that you have been putting off, cook a good meal to enjoy after the game, etc. He will really appreciate it that you’re giving him time to enjoy the game, and if you play your cards right, he will show that appreciation after the game.

5. Wear Football-Themed Makeup

There are a number of makeup brands that offer special colors for sports fans. You can do your makeup in the colors of his favorite team, and show that you have team spirit and support his love of the game. You can be subtle about it by simply wearing eye makeup in team colors, or go all out and paint team logos on your face with your makeup.

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6. Get a Hobby

While it’s a good idea to try and enjoy football with him, if you just can’t get into it, don’t bother faking it. Instead, take up your own hobby. Maybe you’ve been meaning to take up a musical instrument, or start gardening. This is your chance to do something you’ve always wanted to do, and you know that for a few months out of each year, you will have plenty of time for trying out new hobbies.

7. Do a Football Manicure

If you want to do something more subtle than doing your face up in team colors, why not try a football manicure. There are so many things you can do with nail art. You can paint team logos, footballs, fields, and so much more. The easiest way to do it is to apply your base, color, and top coats. Let everything dry, and then use acrylic paints to do your designs. If you make a mistake, you can take it off with rubbing alcohol, and it won’t damage the polish. Finish your football nail art with a shiny top coat.

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Featured photo credit: Gustave Deghilage via flickr.com

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Last Updated on September 17, 2018

7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

Relationships are complicated and when you’re unhappy, it can be difficult to tell what’s causing it and what needs to change.

Sometimes it’s as easy as opening up to your partner about your problems, while other times it may be necessary to switch partners or roll solo to get your mind straight.

When you’re in the thick of things, it can be difficult to tell if you’re unhappy in your relationship or just unhappy in general (in which case, a relationship may be just the cure you need).

Here’re signs of an unhappy relationship that is possibly making you feel stuck:

1. You’re depressed about your home life.

No matter what you do in life, you’re going to have good and bad days. Your relationship is no different.

However, no matter what you’re going through at home, you have to feel comfortable in your own home.

If you constantly dread going home because your significant other is there, there’s a problem. Maybe it’s something you already know about, everyone has an argument or just needs some alone time.

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When that yearning to be alone becomes an insatiable obsession over the course of months and years, it’s time to realize you’re not the exception to the rule.

You’re unhappy in your relationship, and you need to take a look in the mirror and do whatever it takes to make yourself smile.

2. You aren’t comfortable being yourself.

Remember all those things you discovered about yourself when you first got together? The way your partner made you feel when you met that made you fall in love with him or her in the first place.

If they don’t make you feel that way anymore, it’s not the end of the world. If your partner makes you uncomfortable about being you, then her or she is only dragging you down. It’s up to you to decide how to handle that.

You need to be comfortable with who you are. This means being comfortable in your skin and with the way you walk, talk, look, breath, move, and all the other things that make you uniquely you.

If the person who supposedly loves you doesn’t make you feel good about yourself, know that you can do better. They’re not even one in a billion.

3. You can’t stop snooping.

Mutual trust is necessary in any relationship. The only way to get that trust is with respect.

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I can find you anywhere online, no matter how private and secure you think you are. The odds of you having a password I can’t crack are slim. If we’ve met in person, I could install a remote key logger on your device without even touching it.

Finding your information online hardly takes a clandestine organization. Any idiot with a Wi-Fi-enabled device can cyberstalk you. I’m just the only idiot in the village admitting it.

So now that we know everyone snoops, it’s time to address your personal habits. Governments snoop because they don’t trust us. If you’re snooping on your partner, it’s because you don’t trust them.

It’s ok to have doubts, and it’s perfectly normal to look into anything that looks weird, but keep in mind that data collection is only half of an investigation.

If you find yourself constantly snooping and questioning everything, clearly there’s a trust issue and the relationship likely needs to end.

4. You’re afraid of commitment.

If you’ve been dating longer than a year and you aren’t engaged, it’s never going to happen.

Commitment is important. People will come up with a million ways to describe why they can’t be committed.

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No matter who you are if you like it, you need to put a ring on it. Find an engagement ring, stick a gemstone in it and marry the person. If you’re not legally able to get married or you don’t believe in it for one reason or another, have a child (or adopt one, however you’re able to) or treat your partner’s family like your own. It’s a huge financial and mental commitment.

If you’re not ready for one or the other after some time, don’t waste anymore of your precious life on the relationship.

Your relationship should be something that propels you forward. If it’s not going anywhere, make it an open relationship and call it what it is—dating multiple people.

5. You imagine a happier life without your partner.

If all you’re doing is imagining a happier life without your partner, it’s a sign that you’re in the wrong relationship. You’re unhappy and you need to get out.

Your partner should be included in your dreams. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a future with someone.

Try to remember what you dreamed of before you got your heart broken by the realities of life, love and the pursuit of human success.

Remember when you would crush on that cute kid in class? You would secretly imagine marrying him or her and going on an adventure—that’s the way life should be.

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If you’re not at least imagining adventures together, then why are you in that relationship?

6. You resent, rather than love your partner.

When a relationship starts to crumble, you begin to resent your partner for all the things you once loved about him or her.

When you’ve reached this point, your partner has reached at least No. 2 on this list. From your partner’s perspective, your unhappiness with them is picked up as bashing them for being who they are.

If you’re both unhappy in the relationship, it’s better if it ends as quickly and painlessly as possible.

7. You chase past feelings.

It’s okay to reminisce about the past, but if all you do is wish things were like they used to be, it’s a sign you’re not on the right path.

You’re unhappy and, at the very least, you need to have an open dialogue about it. This isn’t necessarily a sign that the relationship should end, but it definitely needs a spark.

When you talk to your partner candidly about what it is you’re looking for, you never know how they’ll react. The risk alone is worth it, good or bad.

Final thoughts

If you’re feeling stuck in your current relationship, it’s time to reflect about it with your partner. Don’t ignore these signs of an unhappy relationship as they will slowly go worse and harm both you and your partner in long-term.

Featured photo credit: josh peterson via unsplash.com

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