How can sports possibly be be romantic? It’s simple. Just ask any man who has cheered on his favorite team, while cuddling with his wife, and he’ll tell you.
Many women I know profess to hate all sports. Why? If it’s something your husband really enjoys, wouldn’t you rather learn about it, and share the common bond of sports than to have him watch it alone or always leave to watch it with his buddies? Me? I’d rather be a sports wife than a sports widow.
Before you start to panic, let me sneak in a disclaimer. No, you don’t have to put on a parka and sit through an icy-cold Green Bay Packers game in November to show your husband your love. You can certainly sit warm and cozy on your living room couch together, to show him that he is special to you.
Does the thought of being cooped up indoors watching a game bore you to tears? If so, take him on a trip to see his favorite professional team or player. Or, for a more relaxed date, go to a local Middle School or High School game. You’ll love the energy. It’s hard not to get hooked watching those kids put their hearts and souls into their games.
You’re still not convinced? Why not show your romantic side with your sports-loving husband in a fun, active way. No matter what his favorite sport is, you can easily find a way to participate.
Football Fans: Toss the football with him in the yard. If you’ve never played football before or just got your nails done, use a Nerf ball. When he lets you tackle him, you can sneak in a kiss.
Basketball Fans: Shoot hoops in the driveway. Play a game of “HORSE”. The winner gets a back rub or snuggling afterwards. That way you both win!
Baseball Fans: Play catch with a water balloon on a hot summer day. Go to the batting cage. Or join a softball league together. It’s great exercise, and you get to enjoy time together.
Hockey Fans: Dust off your rollerblades, grab a hockey stick and a street puck and hit the street with your husband. What do you have to lose other than a few inches off your thighs?
Fantasy Sports Fans: Join his Fantasy Football, Baseball or Basketball League. It’s a great way to get to know his friends and also be one of the ‘cool’ wives. You might even surprise him and win a few games.
Golf Fans: Play golf together. Or, if your finances are tight, try a game of mini-golf!
NASCAR fans: Visit the local arcade. Find two racing games that are connected so you can race each other.
Tour de France fans: This one is easy. Pack a lunch and a few jugs of water on your bikes and hit the road.
No matter what you plan, it’ll be a treat for him. And, the next time you’re watching an episode of Desperate Housewives, don’t be surprised if you find your husband sitting next to you.