YOUNG SINGLE GUY: Meeting the friends is definitely a big step. YOUNG SINGLE GUY: Sounds like you did a lot of drinking then. But watching sports with a girl is totally different beast.Were there any annoying girls at your Super Bowl party? OLD MARRIED GUY: I drank my weight in Trader Joe's lager. OLD MARRIED GUY: My wife watched the game, but she was only in it for the junk food. YOUNG SINGLE GUY: Dating girls with a truly genuine interest in sports is awesome.
Despite the Mariners' strong year (heads up, the Mariners are good! Figure out what your limits are, learn how to compromise, and do it with this totally innocuous proxy for real-life issues.
), the team still trades on the success of Ken Griffey Jr. Then when you have to debate having a third kid, or moving to Indiana for work, or satisfying a strange sexual proclivity, you'll know how to say yes and when to say no.
You know that cute guy/girl/person/whatever you started flirting with, and then making out with, and then hanging out with during that blissful two-week period in July or February when sports decide to kind of take a break for a minute? Maybe, just maybe, a little bit of knowledge and communication can make this thing work. Sure, you just discovered you're dating someone who values watching other people play children's games over everything else (including schoolwork and hygiene), but look on the bright side!
Well, now it's Saturday in September and this person is suddenly asking if their coat of purple body paint is even. You've gotten yourself into a relationship with a crazy sports fan and everything is ruined. There is so much information to be gleaned from how they engage with sports. If you're really into someone who's really into sports, you're going to have to know a few local sports figures.
YOUNG SINGLE GUY: I don't think there's anything hotter than a girl that plays sports.