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Dear Playboy Advisor: She Likes Sports, I Don't
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Dear Playboy Advisor: She Likes Sports, I Don’t

Q:I may be the only man ever to admit this to the Playboy Advisor, but I’m not a football fan. The problem is I’m dating a Cheesehead. Football is her life, from playing in a fantasy league to Super Bowl partying. I’ve attended games with her but still feel alienated from the culture—and from her when she talks to other men about football. If I exclude myself, will she hold it against me or, worse, leave me for a Cheesehead?—J.A., East Brunswick, New Jersey A: You’re not the first guy to admit he doesn’t like football, and there’s no shame in that preference. That said, I too am a die-hard football fan, and though I’ll happily date a man who doesn’t share my passion, I don’t know if I could commit to him long-term. Even if he roots for an opposing team, game watching is something I want to share with my partner. Romantic bonding over sports is common; consider how many couples meet in a sports bar, at a tailgate party or in line for overpriced beer and nachos. Dating a…

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