Sports can be a deal breaker in relationships. It comes down to communication.
Don't Fake It with a Sports Fan
It's that time of year. I'm not talking about the warmer weather or the flowers that are blooming. Nope. I am talking about something a bit more serious: the first pitch of the baseball season.
The Toronto Blue Jays are taking the field for the start of what many believe will be THE YEAR for the Boys in Blue. And perhaps for you!
Dating Sports Fans Isn't Easy
Sports fans invest a lot of heart into cheering on their teams from the bleachers or a pub off Yonge Street. They love their team, whether or not they love them back, and feel a need to be there for every game.
Every game and the entire season is a roller coaster ride of ups and steep downs. It's emotional and there is no halfway.
As a matchmaker, I can tell you that sports, like religion and politics, weigh heavy in relationships. For many, it can be a deal breaker depending on one's answer to "Who's your favourite team?" inquiry.
But the biggest deal breaker when it comes to sporting season is a piece of advice I find on blogs and in dating articles: faking it.
Faking It With Sports Fans
Websites tout the old cliche, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Many sites urge the non-sports fan to "try it on for size" and "take one for the team."
I urge you to think twice before suiting up in the team jersey.
Nothing ruins a relationship faster than miscommunication between key players. If you aren't a fan, don't pretend that you are. Be up front. Be honest.
A relationship can thrive without the couple being into everything the other person enjoys. Being honest about your level of adoration for the Toronto Blue Jays will save a lot of heartache, resentment and annoyance for everyone.
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