Why the Chicago Blackhawks Can Teach Us A Lesson About Dating


Why the Chicago Blackhawks Can Teach Us A Lesson About Dating

If you haven't been living under a rock, you should know that the Chicago Blackhawks won the 2013 Stanley Cup. Even though they played against the Boston Bruins, a town that we have been following due to the recent Marathon bombings. Although Boston was favored, Chicago still was able to come out on top. If you take a look at the three explainations below, you can see how the Chicago Blackhawks can teach us a thing or two about dating



1. In the last few minutes of the game, it didn’t look like things would work out, but they did. 


Just when you think you are defeated and lost the game, there is still time for recovery. You just have to believe in yourself and remember what you are going for. Look at the Blackhawks; they completely shocked people at the end of the game when both goals were scored in a matter of seconds. Even though I wasn’t “wowed” by men on the first date, I’ve given them a second date, and some even turned into long-term relationships. If someone isn’t initially your match because they don’t fit 100% what you are looking for that doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of a chance. You will be surprised, no one needs to fit all of your interests in order to work. If given a chance, people might surprise you just as the Blackhawks surprised people when things seemed impossible to turn around.

2. The teams showed amazing sportsmanship: which remember someone who is your competition today could be your teammate tomorrow. 

During the game, players are fighting to be victorious. At the end of game, they shake hands to show respect. If someone isn’t your “match” still thank them for the opportunity. Shaking hands with your opponent adds character and you never know when you will see that person again. Look at the Blackhawks; some of their biggest enemies may eventually end up as their teammates. Too many people dismiss people that aren’t right for them; not realizing these very people may come back in your life in some other way. This person you are on a date could end up dating your boss, your friend, or be in a business meeting with you some day.

3. Every minute of the game wasn’t exciting, but when you watched the game as a whole, you realize how amazing it truly was. 

Relationships aren’t always going to be perfect and the honeymoon stage will eventually fade, but just because some moments may seem dull doesn’t mean the whole relationship wasn’t great. Look at the players at the beginning of the series and then at the end. The players always put their heart into every game. Although some moments may seem slow and less exciting than others, doesn’t mean they weren’t enjoying every minute. That’s real life. You’re not going to love every minute of every day with the person you are with, but when you look back at the game (or in this case the playoff series) it was a great experience!

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Stefanie Safran


Stef Safran is Chicago's Introductionista. She has been in the matchmaking industry for over twelve years starting with her work as a Contestant Coordinator on "The Dating Game". She helps singles not only find love through her matchmaking network, but through introducing people to places that they didn't know existed! She has been featured on various media outlets such as NBC, ABC, WGN, WCIU's"You and Me This Morning", WGN radio,The Chicago Sun Times and The Chicago Tribune, Refinerary29, The Huffington Post, She Knows, as well as other various radio and national websites. To learn more check out our You Tube page: Stefandthecity. You can reach Stef by going to her website stefandthecity.com, on Twitter at @stefandthecity, Like our Facebook page at Stef and the City or send her an email at stef@stefandthecity.com.


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