Well from what I have read, I can put a spin on this discussion. As majority of the bowling family knows that I am in a relationship with another bowler. He and I are our worst enemies and each others #1 fan. We have each others back when it comes to other people talking about us but we would throw each other under the bus when we get home. Being raised in a bowling alley I dreaded dating a bowler and always lost good potenial partners because of it, but now being in my first bowling partner relationship life is so much smoother. We do bowl on the same team and bowl together in doubles tournaments (I am kind of off limits to other guys unless he doesn’t feel like bowling). Of course everything has there pros and cons to them, so my con about this set-up is that I now have to find something else to use as a break from him. In my past relationships bowling was my safe haven and stress relief, now that my relationship is apart of that I can not run to the bowling alley any more because he would either be already there or running right behind me (agh!). The biggest pro for me is having someone that is there for me 100%, and makes me want to do the same for him. Giving credit to each other, we have both improved our averages by 10 to 15 pins in league and tournament play.
My wife definatly doesnt like it. She has said things to me many times but yet she still claims she supports me and wants me to do good. I bowl in 1 league a week, I have sub'd twice and caught hell both times. I try to bowl at lunch but she claims that I'm making bowling more important than coming home and spending an hour with her and our daughter at lunch. I tell her that she should be lucky I get to come home at lunch. Half of the time my daughter is asleep, so I just sit there and watch tv. Great bonding time huh. She definatly supports me for going to Reno and bowling in Nationals, but local tournaments??? HA! yeah right. I dont get it. She wants me to teach her how to bowl, but when we go, she doesnt listen to what I tell her and she claims that I get mad at my bowling and take it too seriously, that's so far from the truth it's scary. Anyways, I'm not sure there's enough room on this forum to say what it is I want to say about this subject.