Whether it’s football, tennis, cricket or athletics (and hopefully not golf), your guy is equally crazy for each of them. You, on the other hand, can’t even hold a bat properly. When such a contrast exists there are certain things that do change your life. The perks of dating a sports-nut or the downside of dating a sports fanatic? Let’s find out.
A blank face or a confused look are the two expressions that you constantly put on your face every time he’s talking for he forgets all the time how limited your knowledge is about the football teams or the cricket players.
You learn to master the art of screening your ears from your brain and still nod and smile at the long and elaborate stories of history of sports or an epic match that he tells you every now and then.
All you care about when you are hanging out with your guy and his friends watching a match, is food. And you pretty much love it, since you get to order what you want, for they are all in a state where they hardly care for anything else.
Most of your dates are at his home when he’s too busy watching a match and fail to notice you were busy playing candy crush and munching on popcorn all the while.
You try to be nice and let him sit on the seat facing the TV at the restaurant. The least you can do, since you are already feeling sorry for his paranoid self when he had to hang out with you instead of watching Manchester United Vs. Liverpool match.
It gets embarrassing but quite relieving when you admit straight up you know nothing about sports and after a short and blank pause of shock he brushes you off as funny.
You don’t understand any of his pre-game rituals but have learnt better than to not follow them yourself or make fun of them.
It’s always an awkward situation when his team loses and he gets too depressed. You still don’t know how to deal with it but you know now, saying ‘It’s just a game’ is not the appropriate answer.
Although you do know some things about sports it gives you much pleasure to annoy him sometimes telling him you know certain sportsmen only because they are dating celebs. ‘Virat Kohli? Isn’t that the guy who’s dating Anushka Sharma?’
You don’t understand a thing but still love it when he excitedly tries to explain to you a 3-D game play using salt and pepper shakers, forks, spoons and ketchup bottle.
You have no problem deciding what you should gift him on his birthday. You can just buy two of whatever your 10 year old nephew asks for his.
You have actually started to remember the names of athletes and though it’s surprising to you, you find yourself checking scores and maybe even enjoy a game or two sometime.
And though you literally have no interest in sports and hardly think will ever fully do, you still love to watch some sports movies with him again and again. ‘So what are we watching tonight? Pan Singh Tomar, Remember The Titans, Bhag Milkha Bhag or The Warriors?’
And maybe you’ve even started loving sports !
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