Pooch Hall’s Top 3 Love Tips

Hearts were broken when Pooch Hall parted ways with the beloved show The GameHis character Derwin Davis ran up and down the San Diego Sabers’ football field for five seasons, quickly becoming a fan favorite thanks to his charming personality and sweet disposition. Those washboard abs were easy to fall in love with, too.

Although the 38-year-old was closing one chapter of his career, he was turning the page to several more. Take for example his portrayal of Daryll in Showtime’s Ray Donovan or his roles in the upcoming flicks But Deliver Us From Evil and Carter High.

Hall says, “It’s a beautiful thing to be working,” and his latest project My First Love, out on DVD now, is another movie he’s thrilled to add to his growing resume.

The romance follows Omar and Carmen (Gabrielle Dennis), a couple whose marriage is suffering, because Omar is having a love affair with technology. Due to his stellar career, he and his phone are attached at the hip.

In an age where modern technology plays a key role in our love lives, the inability to function without a smart device isn’t uncommon. The star, who has been married to his wife for more than 15 years, has thoughts on dating in the this digital world, and he shared them with JET, offering a few tips on how to maintain a healthy relationship with your partner.

 TIP #1: Soak in quality time.

“I’m always traveling because of my career. When I’m home, my wife and I have a lot of family time. Now we’re in a world of advanced technology. You almost can’t function without it. That’s why things like FaceTime or Skype are absolutely helpful,” he says. “Communication wasn’t like this 15 years ago. Now you can go online to read someone’s profile to find someone you have things in common with. It’s a little easier.”

TIP #2: Be understanding.

“We all are human. You have emotional days. I have emotional days,” he admits. “It doesn’t mean I don’t like you just because you caught me on a bad day. Sometimes you take it out on your spouse, but you can go back and apologize. Your partner has to pay attention to that.”

TIP #3: Relationships require work.

“Me and my wife fell in love in college, and we’ve been together ever since. With that being said, it’s work, especially being in this industry,” he explains. “It’s like a real job and not like, ‘Oh my god, why am I married to this person.’ It’s like, ‘We’re not perfect. We make mistakes.’ But I think that’s what makes you stronger. It makes you better.”