Dating a professional athlete
And for famous women, the dating app can be a nonstarter.
Before Ronda Rousey met her main squeeze, fellow MMAer Travis Browne, the fighter dipped her toe in Tinder's water for a nanosecond -- and even used an alter ego, Brynn Campbell -- only to flee with a case of cold feet.
It's working out for them."It's certainly working in the NFL, where 53-man rosters of face-masked faces allow for swiping incognito.
But in the NBA, a sport with 15-man rosters of trees with legs, a player's star can blow up his Tinder. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins, who kept his account active through draft day and even later noted his temporary affiliation with the Cavs, only to watch his profile make as many blogs as his trade to Minnesota.
Show me," says big man Timofey Mozgov, snatching my phone. And that number spikes during spring training, when regulars can punch out by the fifth inning.
The taken might kill that time with golf and pool parties. "They're having lots of sex out here, and at least half are using Tinder to do it," says a Cactus Leaguer with the Giants. "You're not doing it right." The tight end offers two fixes: First, make like Mozgov, "Swipe right on everything.
"It's the best way to know she's not a groupie," explains one of at least four Broncos who Tinder undercover.Tonight he's in San Francisco for Super Bowl 50, not for the actual game, which kicks off tomorrow, but to kindle a legit romance, which, to him, is the Big Game. Or Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Vine ...His field of play: the Maxim party, the wackiest Super-soiree any of the regulars can remember. And all around are runway models, Instagram models and fresh faces bused in from across the Bay Area. Mobile dating overtook online dating in 2012 and, based on a 2015 study by Global Web Index, now claims more than 91 million users, but that number doesn't include platforms repurposed for romance.The kicker: She knew she was into him before she knew how he earned a living. "Tinder -- it's the best invention ever," he says with a hearty laugh, as if he can't believe his good fortune. "I'll send a comment, and if they reply, you ask for a date.Like 50 million other fish in the dating app's sea, he swims the murky waters in search of companionship, if not lasting love. It's easy."Like Jackson, most athletes prefer Instagram for its wealth of intel. '"The cavalier cupid is beside himself with laughter.
Their misdirection play has a cheerleader in ex-teammate Terrance Knighton.