Below is a list of pros and cons of dating these athletes. It is a list coming from a girl who has only ever been involved with fighters; my list is obviously MY list… it would vary from relationship to relationship, experience to experience. And of course, some of these points work outside of the fighter status as well, but for now, with the amount of coffee I have had this morning, this is all I have. Enjoy.
CON: Being a Fighter isn’t a career that is really long term and stable... when you can’t fight anymore, please tell me you have a back up plan.
PRO: Ladies, you don’t ever have to take shit from random dudes again. “Lay off buddy, or my boyfriend will beat your Ed Hardy ass into the ground.” I’ve never used that line. Okay, I have. And it was awesome.
CON: Most fighters usually struggle financially.
PRO: Most fighters have slamming bodies. Who needs money?
CON: Fighters are constantly battling injuries, aches, pains and tired bodies…
PRO: They have injuries… time to play NURSE. Woo!
CON: Fighters are usually training multiple times a day, and at hours when you would like to hang out with them.
PRO: They train multiple times a day, which just so happens to allow you alone time! Oh… is this just a pro to me? Whatever, I dig solo time. Please go to the gym, boyfriend, give me a few hours to myself.
CON: Fighters can have super amounts of testosterone. Hello jealousy, and aggression…
PRO: They can have super amounts of testosterone. Yes, this is a pro for me. I don’t know about you girls, but I love a little jealousy from my man. Keeps things fresh! Plus, angry/make up sex is always fun. (No mom, you didn’t just read that.)
CON: Every dude and their dog try to be friends with him. For some reason, fighters are mini celebrities.
PRO: They keep pretty respectable and clean diets. Thank gawd.
CON: Consider this: you will be messing around, totally in the heated moment, and out of nowhere, they will put you in weird submission, that is not only hard to get out of, but will be somewhat painful, not to mention a total mood killer.
PRO: You will learn to defend these weird submissions and possibly catch him in a few of your own.
CON: Fighters usually care more about their career than you.
PRO: They tend to have insane amounts of loyalty to those they love, when they want to give it… ie, to their team. There is no backstabbing, cheating or lying to get ahead in their career. The bromance between teammates is a really cool bond to witness.
CON: Cutting weight, pressure to perform, Internet warriors, ups and downs of good/bad training sessions… oh my god, it can be a rollercoaster of emotions.
PRO: As a girlfriend, you don’t have to buy tickets to go the events they are fighting in; most of the time they can just give away a ticket to you for free. Woo, more money for booze!! I mean… um… shoes...
CON: For some reason, there are a lot of slutty woman out there who have ‘interests’ in professional athletes. And guess what? Most of the time, these crazies don’t take interest in the fact that you may be their girlfriend.
PRO: It’s a pretty cool rush to feel when your man steps in the cage to go to battle. I usually pretend the two of them are fighting over me, and that I am like the Spartan Queen, and my man is off in war. Ha! Surprised that I am single? Haha… yeah, I’m not. I can be such a geek.