Dating a sports person can be extremely taxing and strenuous on both the involved parties. Although, he may pledge his unconditional love for you and promise to make you his priority he might be unable to keep up to his words because of his other commitments. Even during the courtship period he might not be able to provide you with the attention you deserve or crave for. If you really want to make your relationship work then you need to be understanding about all these and accept him the way he is rather than trying to mould him.
Understand His Schedule
Take note of his daily schedule so that you do not disturb him during practice as it might cause a great deal of disturbance to him. You can ask him for a copy of his schedule and can chalk out when to call him accordingly. As a sportsman, he will have various needs and you need to listen to them intently. Try to find out what are the activities he indulges in and try to be supportive about them.
It is advisable that you make yourself a bit flexible according to his routine. In doing so, you should not cross the boundary of understanding to being always available as he might take you for granted in the latter case. For example you should make yourself available for sudden lunch or dinner plans as long as he does not start treating it as “booty call.” Keep the communications short but adorable. Sending a “miss you” text during his busy hours might also just bring a smile on his face whenever he gets the time to check his cell.
Make it Interesting
Keep it entertaining and pack the dating experience with surprises. You need to make that extra effort and walk that extra mile to keep it interesting for him as he might have a very exciting life on a regular basis. Choose between various options like leaving sweet love notes in his pants’ pockets or cooking his favorite food for lunch. You can also consider showing your affections for him by giving him back rubs whenever he returns home fatigued after a draining practice session.
While you might be extremely careful about his needs you also need to understand your own needs. Be honest to yourself about any such desires you might have and if you feel you are compromising on something very integral to you, then you should talk to him about it. After all, he also loves you and should be affectionate enough to understand and address your needs.