No one impressed her much, until about six weeks in, when a message appeared from a handsome, smart guy who not only liked baseball, but made a living off the game, too.
"My mom and my sister were in town when he first messaged me and he mentioned that he worked for the Dodgers," Maggie says.
NFL Network broadcaster Rich Eisen is even getting in on the action -- he partnered with Nike Football to create the Free Agent app for sports-loving singles.
We had arranged to meet in a pub opposite Reading Station.
But just before I was due to set off, he rang to say he had changed his mind. Online dating for older people sounds such a good idea, and ever more of us are signing up in the hope of meeting a wonderful new partner.
You've got the sun above you, beer and hot dogs in hand, and a couple of hours to kill, usually enough time to determine if you'd like to play tonsil hockey with this person sometime down the road. ' It's kind of a big hang-up, because it's hard, especially in L. "A lot of guys find it intimidating when a girl is rattling off statistics and they're clueless, so I've learned from past experience that that doesn't always work out that well." Maggie grew up in St.
Louis Cardinals fan Maggie* was dying for that perfect first date, but she was having a heck of a time trying to track down a guy willing to watch an entire baseball game.
When you think about it, a baseball game is a perfect first date. "They're all into their clothes and Hollywood," the 29-year-old says of the guys she'd encountered in So Cal.
There's enough action on the field to give you something to talk about or fill the awkward silences, but it's not too loud or frenetic, so conversation can flow. "I'm like, 'Can we just eat hot dogs and watch baseball?
"I'm the kind of person who wants to book a last-minute trip to go see my team play and he's really understanding of that and supportive.
He actually hooked me up with tickets to a Padres game, so I drove down to San Diego to go with my sister." Maggie says the best parts about dating a fellow baseball fan are the shared interest in the game and having a friendly rivalry to bond over.
Louis watching the Cardinals with her grandfather, who once threw a no-hitter as a member of the St. "I spent every summer with my grandfather on the lake," she says. I was just raised on it, it's in my blood." So when a banner ad reading, "Meet other singles in your area who like baseball" popped up on her MLB. She clicked on it and ended up on the "MLB Singles, powered by Match.com" landing page.
"I've tried a few other dating sites before and wasn't impressed," Maggie says.
"I like that we get to cheer for each other," she says. I'm dedicated to my Cardinals, but it's nice to have someone help cheer for my team, and then I can rally for his team, as well." Maggie is finishing up her Ph. at USC and plans to do management consulting in the health-care field, so it was also important for her to find a sports lover with an intellectual side and a lot of ambition.