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Old 06-20-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Default Do you always let the woman win?

Guys:What is your take on letting women win at things whether it be mini golf, board games, sports etc...

I know I've done it before and I've been beat fair and square as well. There's also times when there was no chance I was gonna let her win.

Girls: How do you feel about guys letting you win? Do you expect it to be that way?
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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I don't want to be absolutely crushed on the score card, but I do like a healthy competition. I'm perfectly ok with a guy winning if he deserves to.

I dated a guy who loved pool, as do I. I'm not great at it, but he was practically a pro. He might as well have been playing with himself. It got old after a while just sitting on a stool watching him. He could have missed a few shots to let me play a little...
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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i dislike the feeling taht comes with loss, so rarely
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I'm a girl, and I would be pretty irritated if someone let me win. Winning is only satisfying if I earn it, and I'm very competitive.

I do play racquetball with a guy who could trounce me. He always plays a little over my skill level, I almost always lose. But I love it because it always demands that I improve my skills. He doesn't trounce me outright (like 15-0) because it wouldn't be enjoyable for either of us. I do the same if I'm playing with someone of lesser skill, gender doesn't matter.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Guys:What is your take on letting women win at things whether it be mini golf, board games, sports etc...

I know I've done it before and I've been beat fair and square as well. There's also times when there was no chance I was gonna let her win.

Girls: How do you feel about guys letting you win? Do you expect it to be that way?
If she's going to throw a tantrum about not winning, then yeah, I won't even try. In fact, I may actively attempt to lose.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Extreme Southeast Philly, NJ
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My fiancee is competitive, but a realist. If it's something she's good at, she's going hard. I gotta go hard too. If it's something she's not so good at, we don't make it competitive, unless it's close at the end... Kinda like the NBA All Star Game...
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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Do you even get a choice?
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I'm a girl, and I would be pretty irritated if someone let me win. Winning is only satisfying if I earn it, and I'm very competitive.

I do play racquetball with a guy who could trounce me. He always plays a little over my skill level, I almost always lose. But I love it because it always demands that I improve my skills. He doesn't trounce me outright (like 15-0) because it wouldn't be enjoyable for either of us. I do the same if I'm playing with someone of lesser skill, gender doesn't matter.
This is the best answer

I don't think that letting someone win does them any favors. But neither does giving them a beat down.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:13 PM
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nah i dont let 'em win but i wont beat 'em to the ground either. i try and make it fun throughout. likes if we're bowling and she gets a strike i might give her a hug or kiss on the way back to congratulate her. throw in some fun jokes along hte way too. that way when its over weve both had such a good time were not payin' attention to the scoreboard much
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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Guys:What is your take on letting women win at things whether it be mini golf, board games, sports etc...

I know I've done it before and I've been beat fair and square as well. There's also times when there was no chance I was gonna let her win.

Girls: How do you feel about guys letting you win? Do you expect it to be that way?
Win at board games? I'm not sure I understand that. In the past I've found myself letting my love's win at chess, pool, and some card game I used to be into...something to do with manna. I have no memory.

I tell my husband often to just agree with me if I get in a huff over the house work. Not in a patronizing way, to be clear, just an agreement that he will clean what I tell him to clean.
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