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Sunday, May 20, 2007

MET FANS NEED NOT APPLY!

Yes, women actually write things like that in their profiles. Are the pickings so plentiful on dating sites that women can now afford to disqualify men because of the baseball teams they support? Personally, I've never dated a woman who knew the difference between a touchdown and a home run, but apparently there are die hard Yankee fans out there that won't date me simply because I like the Mets. If you're that obsessed with a sports team that you won't date an opposing team's fan, dating probably shouldn't be your first priority. Getting a refill for your Thorazine prescription should.

I suppose many of these women pretend to be sports fans because they think that's what guys want. It's not. I don't know of any guys who sit around wishing they could meet a woman who knows how to figure out a batter's slugging percentage.

Maybe they think they're being cute. They're not.

Regardless of the motivation, though, why potentially alienate a guy over something so arbitrary as his loyalty to a baseball team? Aren't there better things over which to disqualify a man? Like say...his name? I actually read the profile of a woman who refuses to date guys named Michael. She once had a bad experience with a guy named Michael, and she's now imposing a ban on all men with that name...and that's actually the least psychotic portion of her profile.

I think I have more respect for the woman who wrote, "I'm hot so don't contact me if you're ugly." There's at least some logic in that thinking. And, hey, if she doesn't respond to my email, at least I'll know it's not because I'm a Met fan.

7 comments:

paul said...

I don't mind if the woman I'm with takes an interest in watching a game with me now and again, but the women you see on tv crying after their team loses the big game are scary.

Leon said...

I hear ya, Marc. Most women I've dated can't even comprehend why I would want to watch sports at all let alone want to watch with me. But I'm okay with that.

Jen said...

If they write "met fans need not apply" with a ":)" after it, they're trying to be cute and let you know they know something about sports. However, it probably isn't the best way to attract guys, and clealry isn't very original if that many women are doing it.

mike said...

I've seen many variations of that same theme; red sox fabs need not apply,Duke fans need not, etc...people need to write something in their profiles.

Kira said...

so loving your blog! just found you today and your stories are hilarious. it's refreshing to read about dating from a guy's point of view.

as for the jdate "most popular list" (hope you don't mind that i'm commenting here, in this entry): i've noticed that the guys who are usually "most popular" are the guys who are on the site 24/7. i think it has less to do with any particular formula (i highly doubt that jdate has such proprietary technology) and more to do with the amount of time someone spends on the site and frequency of log-ins. i'm also convinced that jdate creates faux profiles to lure guys and gals into signing up, but that's a whole other ball of wax.

anyway, thanks for the laughs and keep blogging! look forward to reading more...

Marc F. said...

Thanks, Kira. I appreciate the kind words. As for posting fake profiles, Match.com has all but admitted to doing it. As far as Jdate is concerned, if anything, the profiles I read on there make me want to cancel my subscription, as well as the credit card they have on file.

ME said...

seriously, i'm a girl who LOVES sport, baseball in particular, who wouldn't even CONSIDER dating a yankees fan.

kidding, of course, but it sure would be a tough relationship.