What’s single life but a ball game? We swing our bats, keeping our eyes on the ball and hope for the best (practice makes perfect, and so the story goes). Sometimes we strike out, other times we hit it home, and sometimes we walk to first, still sorta smug but also not sure if we’ll make it to second.
Sometimes we dive right into third, only to be called out, but goddamn were we ever close. We aim for a homer. We’re cautiously aware of who’s on deck. And if we’re feeling really into it, we might optimistically aim for a double play. And don’t even get us started on the excitement that builds when there’s two down, one to go. Game on.
Well, if dating life is but a ball game, now’s the time to strap up, put on our helmets and play (albeit safely, slugger). With the Jays back in the Six for another season, here are our top tips on how to pick up at the home of our national treasures, the Toronto Blue Jays:
Get on an app
Last season, when the Jays were in the playoffs, top dating app Happn reported that the overall usage of the app increased by 66%. More than that, during game four, 49% more likes were sent between the fourth and fifth inning and 81% more charms than usual were sent immediately after the game. Download the free app and watch as it matches you with all the singles in the stadium.
Whether it’s the beer line, the concession stand, or the line for the washroom, here is your chance to scout out the crowd and go to bat. The stadium holds 53, 506 people. 53, 506 people, you guys! Sure some might be kids. Some might be women. Some might be married dudes having a night out and acting as if they’re not. But all it takes is a connection with one jersey-clad gent. Surely, in a sea of 53, 506 people you can find one, non? So be available and be ready to play ball. Ditch your girls at your seats and head out mid-inning for a refill. Pretend you’re taking one for the team (offer to get this round) and use your time to catch a prospect for the sole purpose of putting him on your roster. You don’t get if you don’t ask. Hit that shit, baby girl.
Ask him what the hashtag is
This year, the hashtag for our boys in blue is #LetsRise. Don’t know about you, but I DEFINITELY see what they did there. Catch eyes with a babe who isn’t donning a wedding band or a baby on his chest. Chances are, your phone is very likely in your manicured fingertips. Lightly put your hand on his arm (perfect when waiting in a beer line. Even more perfect when it’s during the seventh-inning-stretch aka last call in the dome) and ask him if he knows what the hashtag is. If not, pretend to scour through your phone, then look up at him (suggestively) and say, “Found it. #LetsRise.” Bonus runs: Make mention of the past two years’ also equally suggestive hashtags, #ComeTogether and #OurMoment, then cheers him once you both get your cans saying “Bottoms up,” with a whimsical wink.
Do you have any other tips for picking up at a Jays game? Share them with us in the comment section or tweet us at @ViewtheVibe.