So, Game of Thrones is awesome, right? A great show with hot guys, complex relationships, kick ass ladies and dragons. How could you not love this show?
Well, here’s the thing: most of the people I personally know who watch GoT are women. So, extrapolating from that anecdotal data, I have come to the conclusion that there are, like, twelve guys who watch Game of Thrones. I mean, in a perfect world, before writing something like this, I’d be able to look up actual facts that would completely disprove that theory, but we hardly live in a perfect world so we have to face the truth: dudes don’t watch Game of Thrones.
But that can change! To get you started, here’s a few tips on how to convince your boyfriend to watch Game of Thrones:
Let’s face it, there are boobs all over the place in GoT. Like, just when you’re getting comfortable BAM more boobs in your face. And in this situation, that is great. Because guys love boobs. They will do anything to look at boobs, even sit through a plotty fantasy drama. Because boobs.
So, here is what you do: on your next watch-through of the series, just casually pause the TV or your laptop or whatever on a scene with boobs (I’d advise not pausing on anything with gratuitous wang unless your boyfriend is into that stuff). When you BF walks by and sees this, there will be a hypnotic attraction. Then, you unpause and watch as he gets sucked in.
If there’s anything guys like more than boobs, it is blood and violence. Luckily, Game of Thrones has plenty of that. Blood and guts and stabbings all over the place.
Best way to do this is to work it into casual conversation. Say your boyfriend is watching some kind of sport and you happen to see one guy hit another guy really hard. Throw out something like “Damn, he totally Drogo’d that guy.” Then, when your boyfriend asks for an explanation, offer to show him THAT Khal Drogo fight scene.
He’ll be hooked.
HE’LL FINALLY HAVE A REASON TO BELIEVE YOU WHEN YOU SAY “SIZE DOESN’T MATTER”
Tyrion Lannister, need I say more?
Hopefully, this means we can get more guys watching Game of Thrones. But if not, let’s face it, maybe it really is just a show that’s for girls.
Ashly is writer who is sick of hearing about how girls don’t watch Game of Thrones. You can find her on Twitter @newageamazon