So much sports!

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Registered: 01-16-2013
So much sports!
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 3:48pm

The guy I've been dating likes watching sports. Like, REALLY enjoys it. It doesn't matter what sport, he will watch it. Even golf! Now I can get into a good football game every now and then but nothing even close to this extreme. It seems somewhat shallow to even consider that this might be a dealbreaker but it's definitely a way that we are VERY different. I hardly watch TV at all, really.

Anyone else dating a guy who looovveesss his sports?

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Registered: 02-21-2010
Wed, 08-28-2013 - 4:05am

It sounds like he has OCD. I suggest he see a psychiatrist because it seems to be affecting how your relationship works. I watch sports & I fall asleep actually. 

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 4:03pm

Hmmm, sounds like my exH--he's a sports fanatic, but he didn't really watch golf--but my 87 yr old MOM watches golf on TV.  lol  I actually liked watching sports w/ my ex, so it wasn't an issue but it can be difficult when one person is an extreme sports watcher and the other one doesn't care about it.  i'd suggest if you can find something to do in the same room as him while watching TV, like needlework or crosswords, then do it--but if all the sports watching means that you never go out & do things that you would like to do, then it's probably a deal breaker because it's too one-sided and that would be true for any type of interest that one person has.