“It’s the world cup final, Cristiano Ronaldo places the ball on the spot just as Messi places his hands on his head whose attempt as you’d probably guessed had rattled off the cross bar into the stands. Penaldo, perhaps for the last time has the chance of outshining the 7time balon d’or winner. His career had been a tale of spot kicks. But this might yet be the biggest of them all. He could cement his legacy as probably the greatest of all time with this or destroy the already almost suffocated respect his rival fans have for him. One big player, one crucial kick, one last time on this one big stage.
Susie, how can you not love this sport?”
Do you love me or love to leave me broken? It’s been a long time since we last spoke, been ages since I felt like your girlfriend. On that last call, you’d said you were going to come back soon. Now it has been over 2 hours and you’re not here yet! I am still waiting. Is it a crime to love you? You claim to love me, or so I thought. You’ve been my addiction for so long, but now you’re making those feelings fade gradually.
That was a letter from my girlfriend, soon to be ex. It sorts of seems no one understands me anymore. I’ve been in 5 previous relationships and everyone seems to always claim that I love football more than them. Of course, football is my passion. I even said it that football over love. When there are no girls, there will be football. Some nine months ago, when I was on the verge of depression from my last heartbreak, it was my saving grace. Just like Sussie, I know there are other girls in this dilemma. You just don’t get all the hype around sports and can’t seem to understand why it has him hooked? Well, here are 4 things you can do to enjoy your relationship with a football or sports lover.
- Admit you Have Passions too
Everyone has that one thing that is dear to them. Some people enjoy spending time with their family and loved ones. For others, it is novels, movies or music you love. Yes, we all have passions so accept your partner the way he is just as he does for the things you love too.
2. Try to Show Interest
Guys adore girls that love sports or at least show a level of interest in them. Times will come when he would tell you about matches. Don’t act like he is boring you. Even if he is! Look into his eyes and admire the raw emotion in them. Furthermore, even if you cared less about sports, learn the basic things. The last thing you’d want to do is ask silly questions and make a clown of yourself.
3. Don’t have him Choose
Don’t get upset whenever he chooses a match or sporting event over you. One man’s food is another man’s poison. Some of you say can’t he watch highlights? Of course, he can, but it’s just the same as watching your favorite Netflix series after seeing all the spoilers- where’s the thrill?
4. Support Him
If he is one actively involved in sports, go with him to practice. Support him on his big days. It isn’t only in movies that lovers smile, hug and kiss after a tiring day on the field or court. Always be there by his side in those moments, it sure means a lot.
Dating a sports fan doesn’t mean everything about you should become all sports too. Get him interested in the things you love too. Enjoy those moments that are important to you with him also. Sports brings people together; your relationship shouldn’t be any different.
As for me, I’d be fine. I only hope Sussie reads this.