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Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day: Top 6 Reasons for Dating a Chess Player

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2014

Hello everyone,

Here are six reasons why chess players make great partners. If you're thinking long-term, why not start by dating a chess lover this Valentine's Day.

1 - No need to remember anything: You don't have to remember birthdays, anniversaries, first-meeting, etc. Chess players are okay if you wish them happy chess any day, every day. Most chess players forget stuff themselves so they are okay with other mortals forgetting everything.

2 - Low Maintenance: Chess players are extremely low-maintenance when it comes to gifts. You can keep gifting them a chess set again and again and they won't complain. No need to waste time looking up online stores with hundreds of categories. Simply head to the best chess store, pick the first chess set and you're done. Of course browsing around and picking up other chess gifts are a bonus.

3 - Great babysitters: Collect the entire neighbourhood kids and you will have a chess class going in no time. The always have a victory to share for all the 123 moves or a draw to explain. Good for the kids as well.

4 - They never get bored if you keep them waiting: That's a super plus with a chess player partner. Arrive for your date three hours later and you will find them all busy with a chess tactic in the unlikeliest of places. 

5 - Chess players are extremely let live variety: If you do end up living with or marrying a chess player they will never get in your way. There will always be times when they are off to a tournament or busy studying. They don't need much space and are extremely adjusting if you want to be out all day with your friends' gang.

6 - Chess players are usually very punctual as they have been trained with the zero tolerance rule and truly understand the value of time quite unlike other folks out there.

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  • At February 14, 2014 at 7:13 AM , Anonymous Maria Aver, Berlin said...

    Hey it's not that easy chess players are really tough to date they are usually distracted from mundane romance

  • At February 14, 2014 at 7:56 AM , Anonymous Aks, Chennai said...

    You guys really think so? I think chess players are tough to date. As a chess player I always get into trouble with my gf. She hates when I go for tournaments and am gone for days. She gets insecure :)

  • At February 14, 2014 at 8:03 AM , Anonymous J.L. Vienna said...

    I totally agree. The only problem is that a chess player's value as a partner can only be truly understood by another chess player like a doctor would appreciate and understand better a fellow doctor as a partner.

  • At February 14, 2014 at 8:17 AM , Anonymous anonymouse said...

    Very biased post don't put chess players on a pedestal

  • At February 14, 2014 at 8:40 AM , Anonymous Kasiya, Birmingham said...

    Don't try to make a chess player's negatives look like positives - NO DATING CHESS PLAYERS

  • At February 14, 2014 at 8:43 AM , Anonymous Chris, ny said...

    Fantastic. Very well written that is exactly what I have been trying to tell my girlfriend. I think chess players are a very decent lot. They don't spend time in idle gossip either and you always know that a chess player will remain "committed" to his move. :)

  • At February 14, 2014 at 9:16 AM , Anonymous Ali, Dubai said...

    the modern generation of chess is very social and very cool. Alexandra Kosteniuk Magnus Carlsen Levon Aronian Peter Svidler to name a few of my favourites Kramnik Judit Polgar Nakamura all very sociable and intelligent people with families and a range of activities in their portfolios. Dating a chess player means you are dating someone special and intellectual these days unless of course if the person by himself is not a nice person. Like all professions chess has its share of terrible people. Overall it's fun to date a chess player. Trust them to have a completely new outlook on things.

  • At February 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM , Anonymous Nathan S, London said...

    Has this post been written by a chess guy trying to convince girls into dating him? If it applies to girls as well how do I find a chess playing girl to date me... say someone like Alexandra. :( All hooked already. Where are the girls? sob

  • At February 14, 2014 at 9:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chess players don't know what love is

  • At February 14, 2014 at 10:01 AM , Anonymous AR said...

    Anand Alexandra Aronian Kramnik Svidler Gelfand and so many others - all examples of fantastic people in their personal lives as wel I go with chess players as great life partners - I have one ;)l

  • At February 14, 2014 at 10:23 AM , Anonymous Anita Raj, New Delhi, India said...

    Very right. All this irrelevant dates of useless time waste birthdays etc. I am always on time for all my appointments. I am also very happy in my alone time thanks to chess and don't need to pester my husband for spending time with me. Chess has brought me closer to him. Aye for all you girls out there who play chess - WE ARE SPECIAL

  • At February 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM , Anonymous Batman said...

    All this fits for men playing chess but women playing chess - NO - Six Reasons NoT to Date a woman chess player 1) Will analyse everything about you and every word you say and will usually be correct 2) will sit two feet from all sorts of guys (her opponents) for hours in tournaments unnecessary causing heartburn to you even if she is the loyal variety 3) Will always remember every single time you hurt her even if it was 20 years back 4) only reads books and watches movies that require great mental strength so you are never really going to entertain yourself on a date 5) has friends all over the world and knows way too much about how the world functions as compared to other girls 6) majority of mating combinations are tried on the chessboard rather than in the bed -- Trust me guys

  • At February 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM , Anonymous Andre, Madrid said...

    Los jugadores de ajedrez son mejores parejas románticas :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • At February 14, 2014 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Washington said...

    I go for a chess player any day

  • At February 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM , Anonymous Sonja, Berlin said...

    The readers of Chess Blog here are chess players right? Point Made!

  • At February 14, 2014 at 12:46 PM , Anonymous Olga, Moscow said...

    шахматисты, шахматисты, шахматисты, только шахматисты,

  • At February 14, 2014 at 2:57 PM , Anonymous Christian Grey said...

    Sigh - looking for a chess babe to date - none available.


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