Speak his language
Kiwi ladies, you are clever, clever girls, and I bow down to you. For those of you who don’t know your ‘Kiwis’ from your ‘Aussies’, I’m actually talking about the women of New Zealand (not the fruit). They’ve figured out what many of us have not: namely, that to score a man, you must speak his language. Ours is love — his is sports.
It is one sport in particular that has men going gaga, and that’s rugby. World Cup fever is helping women meet their match on dating websites.
According to dating website FindSomeone.com, 43% of the site’s online ladies used the word ‘rugby’ in their personal profiles. They figured out that it’s not only a hot topic of conversation, but it’s also something that Kiwi men are completely passionate about. Like I said, smart cookies.
FindSomeone manager Rick Davies said girls seeking “Mr. Right” were baiting men with rugby. “Males seem to be taking the bait with messaging at its highest level in four months. As Kiwi girls seek to catch Mr Right in an increasingly competitive market they are now baiting the hook with rugby.” He added, “We think this is driven by the increasing number of women wanting to find someone special during the current man-drought a situation made worse with so much attention on rugby at the moment.”
I mean, there is a teensy weensy problem with this, being that if you actually hate sports, you’ve made yourself into a liar. And if you don’t know anything about sports, then you better bust your ass and learn if you’ve professed to be a fanatic. Personally, I’m too lazy to learn about something that doesn’t interest me — and I don’t like to lie.
Football? Can’t stand it (despite loving my pal NFL player pal Stew Bradley, who I hope isn’t reading this because he will realize just how much I despise American football). Baseball? I like going to the games for beer and popcorn. Basketball? Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian have forever ruined it for me.
But rugby? That’s a different story. That’s a sport I can get behind. It’s rough, it’s tough, it’s exciting to watch…
Am I lying? Am I telling the truth? Guess you’ll never know…
Did I just make myself more appealing to Kiwi men? A girl can only hope.