Why the Super Bowl for Men is Like Valentine's Day for Women


Why the Super Bowl for Men is Like Valentine's Day for Women
We're counting down to showtime as this year the Super Bowl and Valentine's are only 8 days apart.

This year the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day are just over a week apart. The pressure on both teams, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers is building up. Meanwhile, concurrently, the pressure on whether a couple makes it to the field and scores a touchdown on February 14th is on the rise every day as we get closer to Valentine’s.

While you’re deciding on your favorite team to root for on February 6th, you may also be dating more than one person and deciding who you want to spend Valentine’s with. The good news is, Valentine’s is on a Monday, so if you’re still playing the field, there’s nothing wrong with having a different date on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.


Men wait all year for the Super Bowl, this big day in television. Women wait for Valentine’s Day with the hope that their special guy will either propose, offer to take his online dating profile down, or say “I love you” for the first time.

Men decide which venue and with whom they would like to spend watching the big game. Women give little hints on their favorite romantic restaurant with the hope that he’ll get the cue and book a reservation before the venue becomes booked.

However in contrast, when a man’s favorite team loses the Super Bowl, he will be disappointed but will get over it. He’ll know there’s another chance for next year’s Super Bowl and will spend the entire football season rooting for his team. If her favorite beau doesn’t ask her out for Valentine’s Day, she won’t get over it. She’ll assume he’s romancing another woman and will know she’s not on the top of the list. Chances are, his shelf life as her number one guy will immediately expire. He won’t get another chance on February 14, 2012. No woman wants to be at the bottom of the totem pole, especially on Valentine’s Day.

If you’re watching the Super Bowl with your sweetheart, social dating site Zoosk says that 73% of women prefer viewing the game than having sex. Compared to 50% of the men who would rather have sex than watch the game, it appears that men are still physical creatures with or without the Super Bowl.

Julie Spira is a dating and relationship expert. She's the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Follow Julie on Twitter @JulieSpira. Like her at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert Visit CyberDatingExpert.com to sign up for the Weekly Flirt.

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Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She's the bestselling author of  The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and is the host of #DateChat on Twitter on Thursdays at 5pm/PT, 8pm /ET.  Julie writes and teaches about Internet etiquette and is writing The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Digital Manners. Julie's been featured and quoted over 600 times in the news for her expertise on online dating and relationships including ABC News, BBC, CBS CNN, Cosmpolitan, E! Entertainment, ELLE, FOX, Galtime, Glamour, iVillage, Los Angeles Times, Mashable, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, New York Post, New York Times, Psychology Today, USA Today, Washington Post, WIRED and Woman's Day. Her dating advice has appeared on eHarmony, JDate, Match, POF and Zoosk. Visit Cyber-Dating Expert.com and share your online dating stories. Follow Julie on Twitter @JulieSpira and Like Julie on Facebook.

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