There are few things that divide the sexes quite like football. To most men, the game is a borderline religious experience, while to many women, it’s 60 minutes of unabashed violence punctuated by quaint little committee meetings. So, how do you mend the gender divide and convince your girlfriend to actually watch a game with you? The answer is easier than you may think. Simply follow our suggestions below to get your significant other interested in — or at least, willing to accept — America’s most popular spectator sport.
Sign her up for a fantasy football contest
Money, as a wise man once noted, is a wonderful motivator. Prompt your girlfriend to take an active interest in the game by signing her up for a fantasy football league such as the daily or weekly contests on KnockoutPicks.com. Once she puts her money on the line she’ll have extra motivation to keep track of what’s going on. Who knows, her strategy of selecting the team with the prettiest colors and cutest animals may even pay off.
Buy her a feminine-cut official jersey
Every woman loves to dress up. Make your girlfriend feel like part of the game by buying her a jersey. Unlike the billowy uniforms of old, there are a wide range of jerseys featuring flattering feminine cuts and pink hues. These attractive new designs have made women’s apparel football’s fastest-growing apparel business.
Make girly drinks during the game
Let’s face it: You’d probably watch a 12-hour chick flick marathon if you consumed enough beer; the same is true of your girlfriend. If you keep her plied with enough Cosmopolitans and Fuzzy Navels, she won’t mind what’s on the tube!
Draw her in with colorful gossip
Your girlfriend will never become interested in football if you begin by explaining the intricacies of the Over/Under 4-3 defense. Instead, draw her in by regaling her with stories about ongoing feuds and off-field relationship news. If you present the stories in the guise of hot gossip you’ll be sure to pique her interest.
Throw the football around with her
Does your girlfriend think a quarterback is a refund? Give her a better appreciation of the greatest sport in the world by tossing around the pigskin in your backyard. This simple and fun activity will allow her to better relate to the action on the field and it will give you the opportunity to explain some of the tenets of the game in a way she can easily grasp.
Play along at home with a sexy game
Why should football players get all the action? Enjoy some first-rate fun by creating a sexy game related to the match you’re watching. The rules are simple: Give your girlfriend a sloppy kiss every time a team gets a first down; remove an article of clothing when the home team scores. Your girlfriend will love the opportunity to spend some intimate time with you and you’ll love the fact you’ll have the chance to score more often than the teams on TV.