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What to do when dating an athlete

There’s nothing wrong with chasing your dream and being the best pro athlete in your field, what is wrong is when girls limit their own identity to dating one. and more importantly, I wanted to pursue a career that I could be proud of.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve dated a doctor, news anchor, even a bartender.

But to better understand the experience of dating someone in the professional world of sports, here are the perks and pitfalls.

We were both the same age but he decided to leave college early and entered in the NFL draft.

He was a gifted athlete and his transition into the NFL was a lot easier than for most other guys.

So many girls I knew were absolutely happy with settling down in a nice house with their professional athlete partner but that was just it — Professional Athlete partner.

Most of those guys find their identity in just being a professional athlete. I wanted to struggle on my own, I wanted to have to eat frozen dinners, because they were cheap…

I enjoyed being proud of him whether his team won or lost.

That was the closest I was going to get to playing in the NFL and I loved every minute of it!

These guys are held to a different standard by the public. Thankfully, I did not have to experience any of those negative stereotypes.

Pro athlete or not, it’s a man’s character that should stand on it’s own.

It was much more than just living with my boyfriend who played on the team; there was a camaraderie among fans and I was right there in the middle of it.