View Poll Results: Why do men watch figure skating?

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  • Because their wives/girl friends make them.

    19 34.55%
  • So they can ogle pretty ladies in skimpy costumes.

    15 27.27%
  • To root for their favorite against the enemy.

    3 5.45%
  • Because they enjoy the beauty and grace of the sport.

    5 9.09%
  • Because they admire the skill and athleticism of the performances.

    13 23.64%
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    Question Why do men watch figure skating?

    My own personal Odyssey went through this list, pretty much in the given order.

    MM

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    Mathman,

    I think most men in the US start watching FS because the women make them. I've managed to push a few guys into watching because they were interested in me. After I didn't appreciate their efforts in the way they hoped, they lost interest. Sometime we manage to win some converts, sometimes we lose.

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    Interesting topic. I got myself into this thing, it's really odd. You can blame my computer and the internet, that's for sure. I always watched the olympics but after 2002 curiosity (and access to a computer- 1998 I was VERY interested but lost it fairly quickly because there was no way for me to keep up) got the better of me, and 1.5 years later, here I am. :D

    My "interest" has always gone in and out. As time progresses, and now with a new found interest in sports like football, my interest in this sport is waning. The beginning of last season was kind of fun, the end was OK, I think this offseason about did it in for me. I may or may not watch next season but I'll definitely keep up online with results- at least I THINK I will.

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    Originally posted by mpal2
    After I didn't appreciate their efforts in the way they hoped...

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    With my boyfriend its a combination of me making him and him liking when the girls skirts fly up.

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    I am very lucky that my whole family (men & women) likes figure skating .

    I voted for watching the skill.

    Dee

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    I voted "Because their wives/girl friends make them."

    I don't say every men are that way but many of them (sorry guys) are that way (The ones I know, anyway )!

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    There was a poll somewhere and it was noted that men when they acquiese to their wives and watch figure skating, they prefer to watch the ladies in short skirts spinning. they are not keen on the Men even with quads.

    One thing is for sure, there will never be a TV figure skating contest on in a Sports Bar.

    From my experience at DCWorlds, I would venture a guess that 85 per cent of the attendance was comprised of Women with half that per centage with husbands. (Many were wives and daughters.)

    The remainder 15 per cent was men none of which seemed sterotype gays. You figure.

    Joe
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    Mine is definitely because "their wife/girlfriend makes them." He lasts for about 30 minutes then he is looking for anywhere else he can find to go hide.

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    Because I enjoy the beauty and grace of the sport and because I admire the skill and athleticism of the performances.

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    I would say both of the last ones -- beauty & grace AND athleticism. As for being forced... there is no way my bf would force me to watch soccer -- so either he does not warch FS, or if he does, than it's for those reasons.

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    The only way my dad or brothers will watch skating is if I beg them! hehe! So I chose the first one! hehe!

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    Because of the skill and athleticism. At least that's why I watch.

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    hmmmmmmmm I wont vote until I can ask my dad(who is hiking up Round Mountain to shoot himself a Dall Sheep! GO DAD! LOL) but I think for him it's the last two depending on the skater and the competition(amature vs pro)

    as for my little brother... he just likes the mens skating and the pairs mens for the jumps pairs for the throws... and pro skating for Kurt Browning(who is, 5 years later, still his hero![he still has a pic of Kurt in his wallet! LOL I really need to write to Kurt and ask him to send Duane an autograph!])

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    my husband wont even watch it, I go in the other room because he will disturb me on purpose during the free skate.

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