Love of the Game?
“I’m Into Sports”…Be Careful.
The distinctions between the sexes are vast–thoughts, desires, insecurities, hobbies, and friendship dynamics to name a few. I’m not scratching the surface so much as just looking at it.
One distinction that is pointed out to me by the men with whom I work is sports knowledge. Their knowledge is not just that of a fan, but a scholar. These men love sports and it runs deeps: teams, players, leagues, statistics, history, childhood memories, etc.
So be a bit careful when you say you ‘love’ sports because you might be tested, perhaps subtedly and perhaps not. The man might demand that the woman who proclaims she loves sports takes ownership of that statement.
Too many reports filter in of the following: “she’s a fan…I think it was to impress me.”
Fair or unfair, sports knowledge is traditionally a male domain. Women, if you’re confident, then go toe-to-toe with these guys and show them what you’ve got…show them the love…
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts.