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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 January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

Final Thoughts

By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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