First off, sorry if anyone else has made a topic like this, I will quickly delete it if this has been already done.
A long time ago, the first time my girlfriend ever beat me on a pin, she said "you just let me win".
I told her NO, I never ever let anyone win, I do not do that, you beat me fair and square, I am highly competitive.
A while back her grandson was ahead of me on Metallica, way ahead, he thought he had me beat and he was excited.
I knew if I could just hit Sparky one more time I could get that multi ball and win the game, and I did.
He looked sad, and my girlfriend was mad, and I said it again that if you beat me, you won fair and square, I never throw a game.
(and I am not that great, I know 80%+ of anyone on this site would beat me unless I was just having a great day).
Anyway, these days, my girlfriend beats me at pinball maybe 10% of the time.
She wins at ping pong about 2% of the time, with some games being very close.
She wins at Golden Tee about 15% of the time.
On Big Buck Hunter sometimes I hit a doe early and she wins a segment, but overall she is 0% for a entire game.
And so far at corn hole she has won 0%, but some games are very close.
In the meantime she has greatly improved at all the games, while I have not been doing as well at times, but still well enough for the win.
(and mostly with ping pong, I have been a ass at times and did a happy dance after a win, and I am sorry for that, and I stay more chilled out now).
Anyway, earlier tonight she said she hoped she could win something tonight.
I ended up winning all the games, BUT I was not a ass at all, I bragged at how much better she has became, and how her scores have improved.
Anyway, should I just chill out and let her win? Mess up on purpose to help her?
WHEN she does win, she is a ass, because she knows she truly beat me.
But on average she only gets to celebrate any win about 8% of the time.
I have no clue.
I think I should keep trying as hard as ever, so that when she does win she can enjoy that win better.
But I do feel sorry for her sometimes, and think about throwing a game so she can be happy.
It is very awesome how she loves all these different games as much as I do.
While ago I thought we were just going to play one game of corn hole. We ended up playing 4 games of that because she was close to winning a few.
Same thing with Big Buck, she was doing a lot better and having fun.
And Golden Tee was average, she had a lead for a long time and then she missed a few shots and I won.
She was disappointed, said "I always mess up near the end and you win".
I am highly competitive. Beat me you won fair and square.
Should I stay that way, or just chill out and start throwing some games?
(if I did throw any games I would have to be careful, because any time she wins anything already she starts saying that I was not even trying).
(and I am always 100% trying).
Anyway, I am looking forward to comments.
AND, keep in mind I am no longer being a ass when I win but instead I point out how much better she did over her last score in a game.
Regardless, we are getting old, and these games are giving us exercise, enjoyment, and entertainment, and helping keep both of us feeling younger.