It might feel like the end of the world or a deal breaker to some guys, but the fact of the matter is that there are a lot of women out there who do not like MMA. It can be difficult to imagine for some, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. You can check out these tips on how to handle a girlfriend that doesn’t like MMA in hopes that you will be able to convert her and help her see the light, so to speak.
Go to an Amateur or Pro Bout
The first way that you can get your girlfriend to be a little less skittish about the entire prospect of MMA is to take her to an amateur or a pro fight. While you might live too far away to attend a main event, you can at least take her to a local amateur bout and let her see the feelings and physicality that go into fighting other people. It’s a great way to get someone into the right mindset for watching such fights.
Talk to Her about Her Reservations
One other way that you can help your girlfriend feel better about watching MMA is sitting her down and talking to her. Why does she not like MMA? Is it the violence or does she not like sports? Does she just not have a lot of experience with sports in general? Once you get to the root of the problem, it will be easier for the two of you to overcome these reservations. Otherwise, you might never be able to get her directly involved in MMA at all, and that would be a serious loss.
Invite Her to Hang Out for a Fight
Not everything about MMA is watching the technique and fighting. Like any sport, combat or not, people watch sports in groups because it brings them together. MMA is the same way, so when you have a watch party at your house or at a bar, you can invite your girlfriend to come out and be a part of the festivities. While it can take some convincing, there will be plenty of things for your significant other to look forward to aside from the fighting. Eating, drinking, playing games, and getting to know people are all things that happen besides watching the fight. Take some time to make sure that there is some cool side events happening and your girlfriend will come along even if she’s not watching the fights.
Mix MMA with the Bedroom
If you’re in a last ditch effort to get your girlfriend to get to love MMA the way that you do, then you can take a change and bring some MMA into the bedroom. Get tangled up with each other while you have some naughty chat, and we promise that she will start to see things in a different way. Of course, she might look at the guys funny on television the next time someone locks in a Kimura, but it’s a good way to show the relationship of physicality and why you find those contests fun.
Overall, there are many ways that you can handle a woman that is not a fan of MMA. You can take her to live contests, sit and chat with her about her reservations, invite her to hang out with you and your MMA loving friends, or even show her that physicality can be sexy. All of these different approaches are ways to introduce this kind of MMA fun into your life, and it might just be the key to getting another partner to sit by your side while you enjoy fight night.