Despite the fact there are around 400 million American Football fans around the world, some of us just don’t get the allure. Unfortunately, some of our significant others or friends do enjoy the sport and we must make our own way in this world while they (and the television) are preoccupied. Here are just some options for the lost souls out there who have been left to their own devices during a match:

Cook a Meal

So, the other half is sat on their butt watching the football, eh? Well, now is your chance to make their night even better by cooking them a nice meal. After all, we want them to feel special every once and a while, and you might even get treated in return at some point.

That said, you get to decide what is on the menu considering you’re putting so much effort in. If you’re not sure what to make there are quite literally thousands of online recipes and cookbooks that you are free to peruse at your leisure. You will easily find a complete guide to traditional British roasts, spicy Mexican meals, BBQ recipes and anything in between. We highly recommend as the site is a collective effort made up of recipes shared from around the world, usually by everyday, average people who just love to cook.

However, if you aren’t one for cooking you can always order in. Chances are if you’re not the best chef anyway, your significant other will appreciate this even more.

Play Online Bingo

Why would you settle for watching a game when you could play your own game? Moreover, you could play a game with dozens of other players from all around the world. That is just one of the reasons why online bingo continues to gain popularity across the globe, and it’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you to play.

All you need is a desktop, tablet or smartphone, a reasonable Internet connection and a web browser or app store. From there, you can access a variety of online bingo operators each with their own games, promotions and bonuses. For example, you could play at Fabulous Bingo, a site that not only hosts several bingo rooms including Sparkle Suite but also a selection of slots such as Mystic Meg and Dynamite Digger. Fabulous Bingo continues to run a number of promotions as well, so there’s a chance to get Buy 1 Get 1 Free on bingo games or grab other discounts.

Of course, there are plenty of other bingo sites out there to try, so feel free to spend the duration of the football match finding the right sites and games for you.

Fit in Some Exercise

Finding the time to exercise by yourself can be extremely difficult, especially when you live with someone else. Since the guys on the television are distracting your housemate with their physiques though, now is your chance to fit your own workout in.

Fortunately though, fitting in a workout doesn’t necessarily require going out of your way and can even be fun if you know where to look. Instead of sitting on the sofa getting bored to death, it is time to fire up your laptop and get on YouTube to find some workout videos. These days there are roughly 29,300,000 different workouts on the social media site that you can watch and get involved in from yoga to intense abs routines to cardio exercise with no equipment necessary. You could for example watch videos by gorgeous coach Joe Wicks on his Body Coach channel. Alternatively, you could go for a run or just do some stretches, whatever makes you feel good while you get your body in peak physical condition.

Trust us: once you’ve got a sweat on and compare your last half an hour to your other halves, you are going to feel pretty great.

Pamper Yourself

While working out is a great way to spend your time, there is an alternative that some of you may prefer: pampering yourself. As if finding time to workout wasn’t difficult enough, chances are time to fit in a bath or a DIY mani/pedi is even scarcer.

Now is your chance, so as soon as that whistle blows you should start running a bath complete with all the bubble bath, soaps and lotions you can get your hands on. Once you’ve soaked away the stress of the day, give yourself a facial, paint your nails and treat your hair to some special treatment. By the time you get around to moisturizing the game will hopefully be coming to an end and you can really show off just how relaxed you are because you didn’t choose to get stressed out by little men running up and down a field in a TV box.

What do you like to do while the television and your significant other are preoccupied? Let us know in the comments below.