Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Get in the GameCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Get in the Game

By Carly Horowitz and Kristin Mattern

Nothing says November and Thanksgiving tradition like a friendly game of football with your sweetie. The two of you can throw around the old pigskin alone this weekend, or grab some family and friends for a game against other couples! Celebrate with drinks at a local spot or cuddle up for a football-themed movie at home. Get out there and tackle your way into love.

Check out these entertaining date ideas!

Put on your favorite team jerseys, step outside, and enjoy the cool fall weather as you play a game of catch. Gather your friends and family together for a game. Play flag football – there’s no tackling necessary! Use cheap socks dyed two different colors that the players can tuck into their pockets to differentiate the teams. To take down an opponent, simply grab a sock from the players’ pocket. Come up with a team chant or victory dance for whenever either you or your sweetheart score a goal!

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After you’re done tossing the ball around, go out for drinks at a nearby sports bar. To amp up the friendly rivalry, decide beforehand that the loosing team will buy the first round of drinks. Remember to set a price cap so that no one is ordering too many cocktails! Celebrate the winning team’s victory and the fun times you and your partner shared.

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Wind down the evening by watching a sports movie. Enjoy Friday Night Lights for something stirring. If you’re looking for laughs, pick Waterboy or Leatherheads. Finish your date night by snuggling together and just relaxing after your active day.

Do you enjoy playing football with your love? Let us know in the comments below!