Finding joy in the outdoors since 1988
How to let your woman let you... go outdoors.
It seems silly to think that the big bad man of the house is sometimes caught up and the outdoor adventures took the hit, but hey it's happened to all of us. The look; the one where you give your woman the nod from your frosty truck window and her expressionless thousand mile stare says it all. How many times can you play it off with a grin?
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Seriously.
If your tired of getting the mid-season nag and want some support in the women department, maybe some of my up the sleeve tricks can land you a buck with your woman smiling along. Hey at least you tried...
What women want
I am definitely not a pro at relationships, I'm male. BUT I have started to notice a few things about the woman specie. They want to be wanted. What does he mean? This is another one of those philosophical rants? Well, kinda... You see I figured it out one day while leaving for an evening fishing trip. I was on my way with my oldest boy for a little father son trip to the lake for some bluegill action when I noticed the smell of nag in the air, pausing I decided to ask my wife if she wants to go hang out and make a night out of it. She wanted to go but definitely didn't want to show that she wanted to. So I calmly said to her that I think it would be fun and I really want you to come with us. She grabbed her stuff and off we went. She actually landed more fish than me that day. (I'm still hearing about those burly bluegill)
But I realized one thing, women want to be wanted. They want you to not only want you to think they're awesome. They want to captivate you. They want all of your attention and they want to feel like they are desirable. Holy smokes has this tip changed everything. The subtle hip nudge while doing dishes or the goodnight kiss before going to sleep. You really want to score some time in the field? Send an I love you text in the middle of the day for no reason. You might as well get cable in your deer stand after that one.
Show her what you do
Try to show your significant other why you love your outdoor addiction. Invite her along for that early rut scouting trip. Teach her to read sign and what to look for when picking the cadillac hunting spot. You see your woman does't want you to cancel your outdoor reservations at all, if she can sense the fulfillment you get from your trips she will want nothing more than for you to experience that as much as you need to. After all if getting your outdoor brings you home a man thats happy and jolly all the more power to it.
Don't Over do it
I can't give you a number; you'll have to feel this one out for yourself. But know that quantity is something you don't want to go over on. The last thing you want is for your wife to feel like your having an affair with the outdoors. Heres one hack to score some major points. Tell your wife that you are "going out fishing/hunting/trapping/scouting; the difference here is you have no actual intent on going out. Start getting things ready to go and then take a look at her. This look should be that "Your just too beautiful not to stare at" look. She'll pick up on it. Then say aloud "You know what I think I can go out another day let's watch a movie/hang out/etc. today.
That's been my ace in the hole.
You show her that she means more to you than any outdoor hobby. And she should. I know that last tip seems a little desperate and fake but the sentiment here is real. Make sure she knows who the real catch is. Tight lines.
Robbie is the creator of WF and loves to spend time in the outdoors chasing steelhead, upland birds, and the beauty of nature.