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Friday, March 21, 2014

Oz: MLB partners with dating site Match.com in hopes of boosting ticket sales

Major League Baseball ushered out a new partnership with dating site Match.com, and thus the MLB team pages had ads urging single baseball fans to search out each other for dates. For instance, Athletics.com had Match.com ads on each side of the page with attractive-looking people (none of them wearing baseball caps or anything). There was an ad that read, “Meet other singles Athletics fans.”

A strip across the top of the page said, “Take them out to the Athletics game,” a call to action that was really the point of this. While MLB and Match.com may earnestly want you to find love, they really want you go on dates to baseball games.

Twenty-nine of the 30 MLB teams are participating in this and had similar ads on their websites — the Toronto Blue Jays aren’t, because Canada plays by different rules apparently. Maybe they have government-run dating sites? ...

If you love baseball and you’re looking for love, and you bond with a potential mate over your favorite baseball, who are we to judge? However, The Stew just hopes this doesn’t lead to an MLB partnership with Tinder that urges fans to hook up in stadium bathroom stalls.

JE (Jason) Posted: March 21, 2014 at 01:12 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dating, hookers, tickets

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   1. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: March 21, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4675001)
"She's quite a Phillie"
   2. BDC Posted: March 21, 2014 at 04:11 PM (#4675006)
How about I just hang out with her online and complain that ballplayers aren't as good as in my day.
   3. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 21, 2014 at 04:19 PM (#4675012)
Can't afford a nice restaurant for your date? Sign up for revenue sharing and let someone else foot the bill!
   4. Greg K Posted: March 21, 2014 at 04:47 PM (#4675033)
I'm not sure if I'd want to date someone who was a big baseball fan.

Part of the narrative I thrive on relationships is being the guy whose interest in really silly and obscure things is to be mocked. Having common interests is obviously not a bad thing, but sharing all your interests, or your big, identity-defining interest, seems oddly creepy to me.
   5. Misirlou is too lofty, and grabs up all the light Posted: March 21, 2014 at 04:54 PM (#4675041)
I'm not sure if I'd want to date someone who was a big baseball fan.


Eh, different strokes. My wife was a huge baseball fan when we met (Padre fan even, and was at the Garvey game. we met 2 years later.), and we both were Air force pilots. So far so good (25 years and counting.)
   6. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 21, 2014 at 05:01 PM (#4675043)
MLB partners with dating site Match.com in hopes of boosting ticket sales

is that what the kids are calling it these days?
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 21, 2014 at 05:21 PM (#4675050)
How novel - an online dating forum in which the men will vastly outnumber the women.
   8. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: March 21, 2014 at 06:53 PM (#4675081)
I'm not sure if I'd want to date someone who was a big baseball fan.

Part of the narrative I thrive on relationships is being the guy whose interest in really silly and obscure things is to be mocked. Having common interests is obviously not a bad thing, but sharing all your interests, or your big, identity-defining interest, seems oddly creepy to me.


As a single guy this is one of my biggest frustrations with the dating websites. Virtually every woman is a sports fan and loves hanging out with the guys blah blah blah. Like you say common interests are good but if I want to hang out with the guys I'll hang out with the guys. (and I suspect that women complain about the men on dating sites are also predictably similar...love kids, etc...)
   9. RMc is organizationalwide! Posted: March 21, 2014 at 11:10 PM (#4675156)
"She's quite a Phillie"

Del Reeves - The Philadelphia Fillies
   10. Lassus Posted: March 22, 2014 at 07:49 AM (#4675275)
Virtually every woman is a sports fan and loves hanging out with the guys blah blah blah.

I never found this to be the case during my (extensive) internet dating days. Sample size - of one - and all I suppose.
   11. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: March 22, 2014 at 08:59 AM (#4675292)
When I was on Match, 99% of the women had the following things in common:

1. They loved to laugh
2. Their family was important to them
3. They liked to travel
4. They enjoyed a night out but also enjoyed a quiet night in
   12. Mike Emeigh Posted: March 22, 2014 at 09:06 AM (#4675298)
When I was on Match, 99% of the women had the following things in common:


Last week, right?

-- MWE
   13. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: March 22, 2014 at 09:12 AM (#4675303)
Last week, right?

Heh. I am a happily married man, sir, so as far as anyone knows the answer is no.
   14. JE (Jason) Posted: March 22, 2014 at 09:17 AM (#4675304)
When I was on Match, 99% of the women had the following things in common:

And the other 1% liked Pavement?
   15. Jack Keefe Posted: March 22, 2014 at 11:49 AM (#4675329)
1. They loved to laugh

And what exacly is so God dam funny.

2. Their family was important to them

So theyre saying my famly is not importint to me. Just like a dame Al.

3. They liked to travel

In order that they do not have to see my mug I bet.

4. They enjoyed a night out but also enjoyed a quiet night in

What I say is make up your mind woman. In or out.
   16. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: March 22, 2014 at 02:52 PM (#4675386)


What I say is make up your mind woman. In or out.


They also like rapid alternation between the two

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