The Not Necessarily Football Numbers for Single Ladies

I am not big on giving dating advice. Do we really need another voice in the chorus telling all the single ladies what we are doing wrong? 

On the other hand, my extensive dating experience should not go completely to waste.  So while I'm not going to tell you how to attract a man, I will point out places and activities where the male to female ratio is favorable. 

The NFL is the mother lode. From September through December, every Sunday, millions of men and thousands of women bond and suffer together over our teams.

 

Football stadiums- especially during the playoffs- are not great for kicking off romances. We are out-numbered by a factor of three but the stakes are too high, the season too short, and the crowd is the 12th player.

 

Tailgates aren’t bad. Everyone is in a great mood and we all have something in common: there is no where to pee. Come kick-off, however, don’t expect any attention from a true fan until post-game. We prefer to miss the connection with you versus the connection between the quarterback and wide out.

 

Sports bars, on the other hand, are great. Any place with two TVs and beer, really. Hoot, holler and high five after a good play, and chat during commercial breaks (except Super Bowl commercials, which are as important as the game). Meeting people, for kicks or dates,  is easier when you are winning or losing together.

 

One off beat pro-female field is the appliance store. If your hometown team is play-off bound, vicious competition ensues to see who’s got the biggest… TV. If you happen to need one, there should be a decent selection at Best Buy or HH Gregg. And some bargains on televisions, too.

 

Lastly, play-off parties. The ratio will still be female friendly but parties end to be more couple-y than public venues. They require less money, unless you are the hostess, and less knowledge of the game. There's more time to talk, or you can leave at half-time.

 

Just don't block the TV, ever.

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