As part of their visit to California, Prince William and Kate paid a visit to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria this Saturday and played in a polo match.¬† Before he played, William gave a brief speech in which he jokingly admitted he’s “not a good loser,” according to People. The Duchess smiled and clapped as her Duke went on to score four points for his team, which won four to five.

How do you handle your beau’s competitive side?


Cupid’s Advice:

Having a competitive partner can be tough, especially if you’re not into the whole “winning” shebang. If you’ve ever been in this situation, you probably know how hard it is to tolerate your boyfriend or girlfriend’s competitive spirit. Cupid has some advice for easing off the stress:

1. Be supportive:
Take a hint from Duchess Kate and cheer your partner on as he or she engages in competition. You may be tempted to avoid that tennis match your sweetie takes way too seriously, but don’t. Show you’re there for him or her and take an active interest.

2. Celebrate together: There’s no better way to let your partner know that you really want to be a part of his or her life than by celebrating his or her successes. Celebrate victories as a couple.

3. Relax them: Not every day is a winning day. Remind your partner that winning isn’t everything. Yes, it’s important to be supportive and take his or her interests seriously, but at the same time you don’t want it to get out of hand. Give him or her a calming massage.

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