When you think about it, there are actually quite a few similarities to dating and playing soccer. Everyone knows that when you date, whether you want it to bet that way or not, there are unspoken of rules that you must “follow” before you get to a more comfortable place. It’s unfortunate sometimes but that’s just how it goes. The rules of a soccer game can quite amazingly apply on the dating world. Once you take your date out to watch a soccer game, you can have that live analogy right in front of your eyes that would give you a kick on the right direction.
Meet Me Half Way
Just like in soccer, the ball is always on someone’s side. You may not realize it, but it’s always someone else pulling the strings and taking the lead. When you just start dating, it’s as if you met on a blank field with two very symmetric opposite sides. After you kickoff you keep crossing to each other’s halves trying to meet one another in the middle.
The offside rule can be a quite tricky one and you have to be very careful when you play. The offside rule is probably the most misunderstood rule in soccer, but if we try to dumb it down and compare it to the dating scene, just make sure you play it safe when you get closer to the other person’s goal.
You only get a few second chances. If you’re having fun and you want to let your date know that you are pretty much into her, you will only have so many opportunities to do so before she takes out her yellow card on you and calls you off. Oh and you should probably avoid a red card if you really like the girl.
Sure we’re only human and it might take us a little bit more time than we thought to figure things out. So if you need that extra time to think things through, make sure you use it wisely and please don’t let your date know that you asked for additional time. That is never a good idea.
The Corner Kick
If you decided to take extra time, just make sure your eyes don’t wander around to other corners, or in other words, keep your ball in the bounded zone. Until you decide you want to move on at least.
No, we don’t mean in the sexual way. Scoring in dating is pretty much the realization that you want to be all in and invested in the other person. It means your heart has crossed over the goal line feels comfortable enough to stay there.
Not All Is Fair in Love and War
Yes the concept of being totally free of rules when it comes to dating and love might sound very nice and even quite romantic, but trust us, once you follow some of these basic rules, you will probably get much further with your relationship.
Besides all of these, trust us when we say that if you take your date to see 22 men running around a field wearing short shorts, will definitely gain you major points.