It seems women are already picking up on this secret. The FTSA notes that in 2012, 20% of the population playing fantasy football were women, an 8% increase from the year before.
Not sure where to start? Ask your partner! He will likely enjoy that you are taking an interest in knowing more about football and will not have a problem explaining the details. You can spend Sundays (or Monday and Thursday nights) watching games together and learning about the players. After doing this for a season, you will have a pretty good grasp on the game and the players, and you will have spent 22 weeks of quality bonding time with your partner.
Next, you will need to join a league together (don't worry; you won't need to get to this step until next summer so you have plenty of time to do so). Once you find one, you can spend some time together preparing for your season by reading fantasy football draft advice online (websites like ESPN.com and NFL.com will have sections specifically designated to fantasy football) and discussing draft strategy with each other. Your draft will likely occur in late August, and then your fantasy football season will begin with the start of the NFL regular season.
Engaging in a shared activity that is special to your partner will increase his self-worth because you are putting value on an activity that he enjoys. And having a joint hobby that spurs competition will rev up your relationship. Relationship energy is essential to a strong bond, and fantasy football is a great way to renew your relationship energy every year.
Still think fantasy football isn't for you? Than read this topic of the week from 2012 where I discuss how to keep football from overrunning your relationship.
This topic of the week is presented to you by Danielle Adinolfi, MFT