Dating a professional football player
These are only a handful of the issues that come along with being in a relationship with someone in this industry.
Add to these the volatility of not knowing what city (or country) you will be living in year to year and often having to choose between spending holidays with your family or your significant other, and I bet you can see why this lifestyle isn't all it's chalked up to be.
Participating at the Game Supporting Him as a Player Learning the Game Dealing with Drawbacks Community Q&A Dating a football player means you have to negotiate a relationship around all the practices, games, and schoolwork.
It can be a big commitment for an athlete to be in a relationship, so keep in mind that your guy might be feeling conflicted about his commitment to you and to the game.
I was alone when he went to practices and team events.
I was alone when he slept until the late afternoon on his (few and far between) days off because he was mentally and physically drained from playing two basketball games each week.
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If I had married for any other reason, especially because of some glorified image I had in my head of what it would be like to be a basketball wife, I would be horribly disappointed.