When Are Women Going To Stop Dating Athletes? | Thought Catalog
Athletic men, like muscular men, tall men, good looking/handsome men, well dressed men and otherwise physically pleasing men, tend to 'get' women (you. I've dated a few professional athletes, and no, I am not a gold digger, nor am I a who happens to love competitive sports perhaps more than most women. These guys are held to a different standard by the public and many. From Le'Veon Bell to Lolo Jones and D'Angelo Russell, athletes are making And for famous women, the dating app can be a nonstarter.
The only serious relationship in my life by serious, I mean pick-up-and-move-across-the- country for someone because marriage was a real possibility was to someone that played football for the Minnesota Vikings. We grew up ten minutes apart from each other but met during my junior year of college.
We were both the same age but he decided to leave college early and entered in the NFL draft.
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He was a gifted athlete and his transition into the NFL was a lot easier than for most other guys. He never had to worry about getting cut or losing his spot to someone else. He was a franchise player; his future was guaranteed. It was a combination of genetics, hard work and luck that he never had to worry about a backup plan, which is quite the opposite for 90 percent of guys trying to make it in the NFL.
Stable or not, watching my best friend play each Sunday on the field was exhilarating. I enjoyed being proud of him whether his team won or lost. 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.
Bianca Peters Yes, there were the upsides of never really having to worry about finances, living in a beautiful home and driving nice cars, but for me, those all became downsides.
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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 more than that for myself. At 24, I knew I was not ready to be taken care of. WAG life Watching my best friend play each Sunday on the field was exhilarating — that was the closest I was going to get to playing in the NFL and I loved every minute of it. Adoring fans wanted pictures, restaurants set aside special tables.
There was no waiting in lines. He was a superstar, and I by association benefited. There was never a worry about finances. I lived in a beautiful home and drove nice cars, but ultimately the sparkle of good fortune seemed to dull.
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These guys are held to a different standard by the public and many choose to act accordingly. In the end, Bianca couldn't compromise any more. Whimn Thankfully, I did not have that kind of partner. He was a good, moral man who loved his family fiercely and loved me. But still, I wanted more for myself.
Or perhaps, not more, but different.
Why I gave it all away At 24, I knew I was not ready to be taken care of. I wanted to struggle on my own.
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I wanted to have to eat cheap, tasteless, frozen dinners. And more importantly, I wanted to pursue a career that I could be proud of. I wanted to put my aspirations and goals first and unfortunately that meant leaving Minnesota forever.