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How to enjoy the Summer Games with your guy

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Gold medal love

The biggest sporting event of the summer is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited. If you and your guy are fans of the Summer Games, it can be a fun bonding experience to enjoy the events together. We’ve come up with a few ways to maximize the spirit of the games with your significant other.

Couple watching sports together

Have a viewing date

First things first; the number one activity on your Summer Games enjoyment list should actually be watching the games together. Figure out which sports you mutually love and schedule some dates that allow you to tune in as a twosome. There’s nothing like cheering on your favorite athletes while sitting side by side on the couch. Have some opposing views on who should win gold? Some healthy disagreements over who you want see on the podium can make viewing together even more fun!

Get competitive

Get into the spirit of the Olympics and get sporty with your guy. Competition among couples (when it’s just for fun) can be a great way to strengthen your relationship and keep sparks flying. Head to your local park, pack a picnic and plan some events you can compete in together. Whether it’s who can hit the most jump shots in one minute, who can run fastest or who can hold a handstand the longest, the possibilities for your own brand of Summer Games are endless.

medalThrow an Olympics party

Know some more friends (couples or otherwise) who are Summer Games-obsessed? Invite them over to enjoy the action. Either plan your party around watching a much-loved event, or take the party outside and plan a variation on the competition as we outlined above. Choose some events (either individual or team activities) and have everyone compete to take home the gold. Have some fun prizes on hand for those who place. This can be a great way to get your friends together and it’s a low-key way to host a party as a couple if you haven’t done it before.

Go to a sporting event

If watching the games on TV has you all riled up, why not keep the sporty momentum going? Take a look at your local listings to see what’s happening on sports fields nearby and take in an event together. Summer is prime baseball time, so we suggest hitting up a game or two as a way to continue enjoying sports together.

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