Dating professional athletes may be fun, adventurous and romantic, but it also takes a little more work than other relationships if you want to maintain the relationship long term. This is because professional athletes have two things that most other men do not. First, they have their pick of a large array of women who literally stalk them around the country and jump on them at every possible chance. Second, they have a very busy schedule that often includes traveling around the country. When they do stay in one place for awhile they are in training camp or doing interviews, so they are not as available as men in other professions.
It can be incredibly difficult to keep the attention of these men because they have a lot of distractions and most are not desperate to settle down just yet. Dating professional athletes can be done though, as you see through the many women who have already secured that ring and tied them down.
Here are a couple things to take into consideration if you are dating professional athletes and would like to keep one around for awhile.
Dating professional athletes requires giving them the space to do their job without constantly needing their attention on you. It is common for these men to lavish attention on women they really enjoy while they are on dates, but remember that they have a demanding job and probably will not respond very well to someone who moves in on their personal space and tries to crowd them too soon.
Most men do want space, no matter how into a woman they may be. If he feels crowded or stifled in any way you are more likely to push him away then keep his interest. Back off and make yourself a little more mysterious. Make him think of you and wonder what you are up to. Make him want to know more about you, instead of throwing it all on the table right away.
Spare the Drama
Drama is for girls! Men do not have time for petty fights or pouting sessions, especially professional athletes with much better things to do with their time. If you tend to get upset easily, you should learn to control your emotions and keep yourself in check or you could end up turning him off, instead of on.
Instead of worrying about what they may be doing while away from you, how often they see you, or anything that could lead to disagreements over their busy lifestyle, you should immerse yourself in your own work and hobbies. It is important to love your life without him just as you love it with him.
Dating professional athletes means you have to make yourself available on his schedule while not going overboard and throwing yourself on him too quickly. Keep the mystery in the relationship so that he wants to know what you are about. You want him to desire spending time with you, rather than feeling he has seen all there is to you.