Men and Sports
While not all men love sports, a vast majority of them do. Even those who have never really participated in sports tend to love them, So what’s the deal? Why are men so into sports?
There are many factors that lend to men loving sports. And while we can discuss the gender implications, history shows us there have been more male teams than female. And add the fact that women were in the kitchen for a long period of time, instead of the football field, er uh, let’s just go into the scientific reasoning for now.
Science Behind Men and Sports
Being a spectator in a sport for men is the result of a primal behavior widely known in the bird world as lek. This behavior is also exhibited in some insects and mammals. This is where males get together and display their strength, fitness and attractiveness. Sometimes the males will fight to show their durability and attractiveness. This, for the observing females, is a way to decide with whom to mate with. For nonparticipating males, otherwise known as spectators, this is a way for them to evaluate competition and to form alliances.
Competitiveness is not gender specific, however, throughout history, sports have promoted male athletes, in a way, giving them high social status, creating rich males that are physically strong and wealthy. This continues to lend to the lek theory. As documented in this article.
Competitiveness With All Sports
This is not to say the sport itself has to be a UFC competition. It can even be an online hand of blackjack or sports betting through this website
Dating A Sports Guy
So next time you find yourself sitting next to your man on the couch and he is completely engrossed in the game, a jump shot, that tackle, an impending tap out, the uppercut, that homer… know he’s really not ignoring you. And his love of sports is not meant to offend you. He’s just comparing himself to the competition and making sure he is his best self for him, his allies, and especially for you.