Take me out to the ballgame
Maybe the Phillies aren’t doing so hot this year, but it’s still fun to go to the games, isn’t it? I bet a lot of people are planning to go on Labor Day against the Nationals, but before you do, please keep in mind these strikes when it comes to mixing dating and baseball.
Strike 1: A baseball game is a great date idea! It is not, however, a great first date idea, especially when you’re meeting someone from Match or OKCupid for the first time. First dates should consist of either drinks or coffee, not a game that could last over three hours. Save the game for a later date, when you’re more comfortable spending that many hours together. And don’t forget to put on your deodorant on those hot days!
Strike 2: It’s a real turn-off for anyone when you curse at the top of your lungs or heckle the ump because you didn’t like the call. On a baseball date, try to keep the cursing, bad-mouthing the other team, and general rudeness to a minimum. And please don’t sulk all the way home when your team loses.
Strike 3: It’s really easy on a beautiful afternoon to sit at a game and not notice exactly how many beers you’ve had. Was it two, or was it more like 12? Keep things under control, and stick to the limits you’d normally use at a bar. I can’t think of anything worse than that ride home with a date who’s too drunk to stand up.
And now you’ve mastered the baseball date.
Erika Ettin is the Founder of A Little Nudge, where she helps people navigate the world of online dating. Her services include: writing unique profiles to get you noticed, helping to choose your best profile pictures, writing one-of-a-kind emails to get someone’s attention, and planning dates. A Little Nudge has been featured in The Washington Post, NPR, Talk Philly, Good Day Philadelphia, JMag (JDate's online magazine), and Ask Men. Want to connect with Erika? Join her newsletter for updates and tips.