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Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m not a huge sports fan. Sure I played soccer, baseball, basketball, and other sports growing up. But I was never truly fond of watching sports on TV. Although, I’m always up for watching a game in person, there’s something impersonal and boring about watching games on the idiot box. Come to think of it, I barely watch TV anymore, movies sure, but TV shows…not really.
This brings me to the title of this post and why I went on a date instead of watching the World Cup with friends one night. They went to a local bar to watch one of the games, and asked me to come with them. I also was asked to go on a first date with a woman I was talking to on my video dating app. I basically pictured my night on both sides of the fence. On one hand I could see my friends yelling at a TV, getting drunk, and being really loud at the bar. On the other hand, I could see myself engaging in a (hopefully) interesting conversation full of witty banter, flirting, and potentially a make out session in the park after the date.
So yeah, need I say more? It was a clear cut decision for me, watching sports (even the World Cup), just doesn’t come close to the intimacy of getting to know someone for the first time. And yes, I’d choose that every time, no matter what. Of course, if the woman I’m going on a date with wants to watch the World Cup on TV at the bar we are at, I’m always up for a little bit of sports while enjoying a date, as long as it doesn’t distract us too much from the point of the date (getting to know one another).
Date = 1
World Cup = 0
Final Score = Date Wins!