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21 Things Only People Dating Hockey Players Will Get

Date night? More like skate night.

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1. When you first started dating, you imagined all the cute Instagram photos you would take.

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2. But ain't nobody got time for that when weekends and sleeping in late are a thing of the past.

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3. When they go on the road for tournaments, it can suddenly feel like you're in a long distance relationship.

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4. And when they're back home, you spend all of your free time at their games.

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5. Slowly you begin to accept your fate. You will be freezing for the rest of your life.

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6. So you start dressing almost entirely in sweatpants during hockey season.

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7. Which is fine because it's warm. Speaking of warm, wearing their hockey sweater is the best feeling ever.

Such comfy. Much cute.
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Such comfy. Much cute.

8. And the worst feeling ever is standing around, awkwardly, for them to change after the game is over.

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9. If you don't like or play hockey, it's crazy hard to understand what the hell is happening on the ice. Seriously. WHAT DOES ICING MEAN?

Cake? No? OK.
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Cake? No? OK.

10. But if you do know the rules, it's really fun to yell at the refs when they put your boyfriend or girlfriend in the penalty box.

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11. You're forced to watch hockey, and only hockey.

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12. And to deal with the smell. Oh god. The smell.

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13. Your body will go into shock and you will never become immune to the revolting stench.

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14. When you're dating a hockey player, you get snapchats like this:

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15. And your room constantly looks like this:

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16. And you might get some... interesting presents on Valentine's Day.

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17. You're always worried about them getting injured.

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18. Sometimes it feels like you will always come second to hockey in their life. And it's annoying as puck.

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19. But you know that they care and will always make an effort to support you.

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20. And try their best.

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21. And, in the end, at least you know they will always ​defend​ you.

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