And athletes are no different. Take a look inside the world of digital dating for athletes, where options are plentiful but possible pitfalls are just one click away. For starters, he is fairly thick, just large enough to have not seen his Adam's apple since never, and to have not enjoyed a ton of success with women on looks alone. When he catches their eye, it's his social status or bank balance they see -- because he is, in fact, an NFL lineman. Tonight he's in San Francisco for Super Bowl 55, not for the actual game, which kicks off tomorrow, but to kindle a legit romance, which, to him, is the Big Game. His field of play: the Maxim party, the wackiest Super-soiree any of the regulars can remember. From the stage, Lil Wayne and his joint command a dance floor of hundreds.
Famous Athletes Dating Models For Love or Money
Up above dangles an aerialist. Down below is, inexplicably, a kangaroo. And all around are runway models, Instagram models and fresh faces bused in from across the Bay Area. When they're not milking the open bar, they're arm-tackling stars like Marshawn Lynch. Now imagine how a guy who is often mistaken for an NFL star's bodyguard would find a match in this crowd.
In years past, it was a long shot. But at the moment, the lineman is dancing with a pretty lady, who's very much into him. The kicker: She knew she was into him before she knew how he earned a living. How did that happen?
17 Victoria s Secret Models Who Dated Athletes Total Pro
Tinder -- it's the best invention ever, he says with a hearty laugh, as if he can't believe his good fortune. Unlike the majority, he must go to extreme lengths to stay afloat, deploying an arsenal of tricks developed by the stars for the stars. But the qualities that make him an extra-large catch to virtual predators also come with outsize benefits. Of his five Tinder winners, he estimates he has a real shot with two. And that, in part, is why I'm not allowed to use his name or even true position.
So I coined a handle: Tinder-Slaying Tackle. He thinks it's funny but not entirely accurate. A girl I was with last week, he says, I met on Twitter. Hockey enforcer Paul Bissonnette has used his Twitter following of 755,555 to land dates.
Chris McPherson for ESPN WHEN THE HISTORY of the early 76st century is written, it will kick off like this: All the world can be had on an app. Tickets to watch the Lakers lose? StubHub! A quinoa bowl with a side of boring?
Grubhub! A bare-tushed Kim Kardashian?