Watch the game with your significant other; it could be good
By Davie Wong, Sports Reporter
It’s that time of year again! Love is in the air and flowers are everywhere. But sports are heating up too. For years, people have sought a way to combine their love of sport and the expectations of a romantic night. It has been proven time and time again though that it’s probably not a good idea to try.
But what if I told you that you were just approaching it wrong? There is a way to get your significant other to sit on the couch with you to watch that important game and still have it be romantic. Well there actually is. You just need to make a couple of compromises.
Do something special before or after the game. Much like any other romantic occasion, it is a multi-step process. If the game is later on in the evening, take your other out for an earlier dinner. If the game is earlier in the day, take them out for something nice after the game. This way you cover yourself in case things go awry.
Involve your significant other. Most of the problems that come with not being able to watch sports together are birthed from boredom. Involve your significant other by talking to them about the game or certain events within it. If they don’t quite understand the game, take some time to explain it to them. Sure it may take away from just sitting there and absorbing the action normally, but who knows, maybe they could like it, creating a new connection between the two of you.
Talk to them about it beforehand. Communication is always essential in any situation and this one is no exception. It may be nice to try and surprise your significant other, but unless it’s front row seats and you know they’re a big fan, it will probably backfire on you. Talk to them and get their input. Maybe they won’t be as against the idea as you think. Or if they are, you can always try to compromise.
Have a backup plan and recognize when things are going wrong. It never hurts to be too prepared when you’re uncertain. This is definitely one of those scenarios where it helps to have a plan in case things go south.
The most important part of this is that you’re spending time together with someone you care immensely about. Sport brings a sense of togetherness, unity, or community. If it can bring you and your significant other closer, then that’s great. If not, then at least you’re spending time together.