There's enough action on the field to give you something to talk about or fill the awkward silences, but it's not too loud or frenetic, so conversation can flow. You've got the sun above you, beer and hot dogs in hand, and a couple of hours to kill, usually enough time to determine if you'd like to play tonsil hockey with this person sometime down the road.
In five years living in L. Maggie grew up in St. Louis watching the Cardinals with her grandfather, who once threw a no-hitter as a member of the St. Louis Browns. I was just raised on it, it's in my blood.
So when a banner ad reading, "Meet other singles in your area who like baseball" popped up on her MLB. TV app in April, she figured she'd give it a shot. I made 'N1StlCardsFan' my user name as a way to find people who were truly baseball fans and help break the ice.
A lot of the messages I got, they used the Cardinals fan thing as a great way to start a conversation. MLB Singles launched earlier this year and, according to Match.
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And, surprise, surprise, the New York Yankees badge is the most popular one on the site. Right around the same time the MLB Singles hit the web, so did Packers Backersa site that aims to pair up Cheesehe looking for love.
According to the homeabout 2, Packers fans have ed up, but the site didn't respond to requests for updated statistics or potential success stories. Using a shared interest in sports to bring singles together not only works well for dating sites like Match. Of course, helping two baseball fans find lasting love is a nice bonus, right?
Maggie certainly thinks so. She went on a lot of first dates with guys she met on the site, but only one or two second dates.
No one impressed her much, until about six weeks in, when a message appeared from a handsome, smart guy who not only liked baseball, but made a living off the game, too. Little did I know that he was going to end up being this amazing guy.
The couple has a visit to Oakland, California, on the agenda, as Maggie has never been to O. He actually hooked me up with tickets to a Padres game, so I drove down to San Diego to go with my sister.
Maggie says the best parts about dating a fellow baseball fan are the shared interest in the game and having a friendly rivalry to bond over. I'm dedicated to my Cardinals, but it's nice to have someone help cheer for my team, and then I can rally for his team, as well. Maggie is finishing up her Ph. I'm always pinching myself.
I'm like 'Am I dreaming? Is this baseball heaven?
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