The On-Hill Break Up
Many people would have you believe snowboarding is a great activity to do with your loved one. These people are either a rare exception, or completely delusional. There is no faster way to end a relationship than by taking it to the slopes. Let’s consider the options.
Scenario 1: He is good, she sucks
Girls are whiney and wussy enough as it is, then you strap them into a snowboard and it adds a whole new dimension. The girl expects her boyfriend to wait, carry her board, and give her pointers. The dude just wants to work on his sweet moves. The girl will feel like she is being neglected, and a fight will start.
Scenario 2: She is good, he sucks
Not only is this scenario against everything we know about snowboarding, but it is incredibly embarrassing for the dude. Even the most sensitive dude wants to be better than his chick at sports. So not only will she not want to wait or teach him, when she does try to give him tips, he will be incredibly unreceptive and it will turn into a fight.
Scenario 3: He and she are of equal abilities
One of the best things about snowboarding is it’s a great way to get away from your real life. But if you both like to ride equally and the same stuff, good luck ever getting a session with your friends. Inevitably, one person will feel like they are being smothered and the other neglected, and it’s only a matter of time before you start fighting on the chairlift.
Basically, no matter what your ability level, snowboarding together will lead to fights. That “couple who rides together, stays together” thing is bullshit, no matter how many “cute snowboarding couple” photos you see. So save your relationship and your snowboard experience, and don’t even try. If you live in a ski town, and have no choice but to date a fellow snow enthusiast, date a skier.