The other day I met a guy on Tinder, and suddenly, last week’s Must Haves/Can’t Stands were tested in a very real way. See, while this guy lives in the Atlanta area now, he’s originally from New Hampshire. So, naturally, I had to ask him about Deflategate. And, like any good Pats fan, he launched into a ridiculous defense that no one outside of the 6-state region of New England believes.
After about 30 minutes of intense texting on the ins and outs of the Patriots cheating scandal (honestly, it was way too much for a first conversation, and I was convinced I would drive him away, but I met him on Tinder, so whatever. Not a big loss), I realized that I should probably ask him whose jersey he owned. If it was Gronk, I was going to have to make a hard decision – adhere to my principles, or compromise on something so core to who I am as a person.
Fortunately, he did not own a Gronkowski jersey; Brady’s, which isn’t awesome, but I’ll allow it. Apparently, I did drive him away, though, (or my living an hour from him did), as I’ve not heard from him since, despite him saying that he appreciated my “knowledge and passion” about football. I guess the truth hurts. #sorrynotsorry
Speaking of Tinder, though, I heard on the radio from Ryan Seacrest (so it must be true), that 30% of Tinder users are married, and 42% are in a relationship…so, that kinda puts a damper on my favorite sketchy app. Buyer beware.
On another note, Captain America 3 is filming in Atlanta right now (I know this thanks to a different Tinder guy who works on the crew – supposedly. So, the app isn’t completely useless; it’s a news outlet!). This wouldn’t be that interesting to me in and of itself, except that I am going to that music festival this weekend…and according to one of the country radio stations here, there are tickets at will call for one Robert Downey, Jr. and….CHRIS EVANS!!!! Y’all, I may be in the same half mile radius as Captain America himself for over 16 hours this weekend. And my friends are going to have a selfie stick (not my idea, but with these current circumstances, I’m not complaining). So, if I don’t come back, you’ll know I’ve stolen Chris away from Lily Collins and we’re blissfully happy.
Except he’s also a Pats fan…oh dear.