Competition on the dating scene is bad enough. What happens when your date wants to compete with you? I have had a guy tell me that he really hoped I didn’t make more money than he did. I had another guy get super angry after I beat him in a game of pool. Why do you think we sometimes get so competitive with our love interests?
Do you believe we go through phases in dating where we jockey for power? I ask because competition is about winning, so what is the prize when you compete with the one you like or love?
My friend Brooke is an excellent basketball player but she won’t play with a guy she has just started dating. In fact, she doesn’t even tell them she can ball like that. She often reminds me that the male ego is fragile and it is part of a woman’s job to let men know that you are not their competition.
What do you think? Can competing against your date be a sexy way to get to know one another? Is it a recipe for dating disaster? What has been your experience?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog