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.We know online dating can be frustrating, so we built our site with one goal in mind: Make online dating free, easy, and fun for everyone.
"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.
"This was the first time I ever paid for a dating service.
I made 'N1Stl Cards Fan' my user name as a way to find people who were truly baseball fans and help break the ice.
"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.
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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.
A lot of the messages I got, they used the Cardinals fan thing as a great way to start a conversation." MLB Singles launched earlier this year and, according to Match.com, since then more than 550,000 members have added an MLB badge to their profile to identify themselves as baseball fans and acknowledge their favorite teams.