I was called immature, narrow minded, and petty for this. I won't date a woman who is a fan of a sports team I hate. I went on two dates in the last month. They had on a Seahawks jersey and the other had on a Dodgers jersey. Seeing these two girls in the jerseys, I told them it wouldn't work because I hate your team. They told me I'd be single for a long time because I don't give people a chance. I told them you're right I don't, and walked out. I'm emphatic about this standard. Does this make immature and petty?
Does rejecting a woman for this make me immature?
What Girls Said 25
Lol tbh I think that's somewhat immature but it's kinda reasonable if you're like one of those people who literally live for that sports - anyways it's a massive limitation in terms of your dating life to yeah it will automatically become harder but I think it's better than changing this standard and ending up with someone you would constantly have arguments with because of the sports.5
That's a really dumb reason not to go out with someone, in my opinion. But I don't care for sports at all.5
Yes, yes it does.
Rabid sports fans are usually meatheads, so it's not like they missed out on anything worth while.
Actually, rabid ANYTHING fans suck.5
That's pretty lame, TBH... it can be kind of fun to date someone who is a fan of your team's rival... you can bet against one another and engage in friendly ribbing and trash talk before and during games, etc.6
Definitely petty. There is more to life - a LOT more - than a sports team.
So yes, I hope you enjoy being single, because you can look forward to many years of it if you're going to be that way towards women.4
Omg am sorry that was a jerk move. So you hate these girls because they oppose something you like? Thats what makes relationships fascinating sometimes. I am sure you heard of "opposites attract" well h*ll yeah. People are free to speak their mind and are allowed to disagree. Thats something that you cannot change. However, a relationship shouldn't be based on whether or not the person would vote for your team or not. Its about how the person makes you feel... their personalities , etc, and there must be compromise in a relationship for it to work out. It cannot be about "You, You, You" all the time.
I wouldn't say you were immature but yes to narrow mindedness and a bit inconsiderate. So I hope you learn to be more open minded and selfless in your future relationships.0
Of course you're petty. Did you ever consider that you might be dismissing some great girls just because they like a sports team you don't? I'm curious, how would react to a girl who just didn't like sports period?3
Kind of lol... I mean, I've been on dates with people who hated my sports team and they were able to look past it.2
Honestly, yeah it does, because their team preferences has nothing to do with their them as a person. That's like not giving a person a chance cause they didn't like the same food as you or the same TV show.2
Where I live, certain teams are associated with gangs, political affiliation, codes of conduct, including violence and disruptive civic behavior. Sounds weird but that's one way gangs are established out here. So a person should be careful whose jerseys they wear and where they reside.0
This is why I'm glad I hate sports and so does my boyfriend...
If he hated video games I like I'd be slightly annoyed though. But we both love Zelda and life is peaceful haha1
My sister is the same when it comes to Australian football. She has been following a team for over 25 years. She aren't going to change for no man. He has to get on board, or jump ship.0
I'd have a really difficult time dating a Michigan fan.0
Yes it does make you petty. You're refusing to date someone because they aren't a fan of your sports team. Its bullshit and you aren't even giving them a chance. You aren't getting to know them and you're judging them on their tastes in sports teams -_-1
Yes. Pretty much.0
Maybe, but unless it's really keeping you from being able to date, I don't see why you have to change.0
You just don't want to be with anybody so you look for an excuse not to be with people0
Those girls are right on track in the real world0
Yes. A million times yes. But you are sparing them really, Go CARDS!1
Well the reason is a bit judgmental. You can have a bit of banter who has the best sport team! But rejecting them because you are in a strop about their taste sports? Why aren't you happy that they are into sport like yourself?
I think you need to change.
Sorry to be blunt and if you don't like the answer then fine but you need to not put that on your Deal Breaker list there are plenty other things a girl could do and not do that would be rejectable but a sports team?2
That's immature and pretty ridiculous.4
yes it does.2
What Guys Said 21
wow, you are a dumbass9
"immature, narrow minded, and petty"
That pretty much sums things up.8
I don't understand people who take sports so seriously. It's just random people kicking a ball. Who cares?6
haha, you're one of those nut cases that screams at the tv if your team scores right?
yeah very immature reason not to date somebody.4
I think it's crazy, but hey everyone has their shallow side. People reject others for all kinds of reasons, but you know what you want. Just make it clear to the girls your dating, and try to find a girl who either doesn't like sports, or likes the teams you like.1
I have not and never will understand die hard sports fans... I remember looking at universities and people would choose based off which team they liked or hated... how is that an aspect to a proper education that is best for you? Or a sign of a good relationship for you?
This clip basically sums up how I see die hard sports fans...
You are free to like or dislike whatever you want. If you don't feel like giving an other chance if something turns you off no matter how big or small it is, then just don't. Follow your heart and what you really desire and don't let others give you opinions on what you should do especially when it comes to dating and flirting. These are human feelings and logic shouldn't be involved. It's your life after all and you have the right to live it the way you want.0
Yup that's pretty fucking stupid. Grow up3
Some people take sports VERY seriously. While I don't relate, I would never call it immature. It's your passion. And if she is in direct opposition to you on that level, it makes all the sense in the world to not want to date her.0
I think its stupid to have that be the main reason for not dating a girl. I could see that playing a part but it could end up being fun trashing talking and stuff on game days1
It's fair enough, it makes me laugh, but it's what your standards are, so it's cool0
Yes it does1
I'd have a hard time dating a Manchester United fan, but a good time dating an Evertonian.
It's perfectly understandable.0
yes it does
its just a sports team lol, its not like they live a completely different life because of it0
Id actually date LSU and auburn fans
and then make stuff about they got stds and how they got infected vags0
That ain't immature, that's loyalty down to da bones.0
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