College basketball season is upon us, ladies, and I'm here to equip you with the information you need to snag a guy's attention in a sports bar. Well, I was never successful in this arena, so I tapped an outside resource to get the 411.
Remember my brother Foster from the Football 101 post? He knows a lot about sports and even more about bars, so I thought he'd be the perfect person to get a few tips from. Here's our interview:
FnF: How can a girl make the first move if she sees a guy she likes?
Foster: A great icebreaker is asking him what team he's cheering for and why.
FnF: What other types of questions should you ask?
Foster: If the guy looks like he's into the game, easy questions are best: What teams are playing? What are their rankings? Who's the best player?
FnF: Will he be annoyed if you ask too many questions?
Foster: Well, since he didn't stay home to watch the game, chances are he's at the bar for the atmosphere and to meet people as well. First, you have to feel him out. You can see how into the game he is by his reactions to calls the ref makes. The game might take precedence for a while, but don't let that discourage you. I don't care what game is on, if I'm into a girl and she's trying to talk to me, I'm going to talk to her!
FnF: Is it possible to ask a stupid question?
Foster: If a guy is really into you, no question can be too stupid. However, I would avoid pretending to know more than you really do—a guy can see through that. One time a girl claimed to be the biggest football fan ever for a certain team, and then she got all the players names wrong. She also tossed out obscure football terms that just didn't make sense—it was a turn off.
FnF: And most importantly, what should girls wear to a sports bar?!
Foster: I wouldn't recommend wearing anything too revealing. Cute and casual is best, like a nice jeans outfit or black leggings and a T-shirt. Sports bars are a great because they bring girls back down to earth and make them more approachable, so that's how you should present yourself. It's always a plus if you're wearing a T-shirt for the same team the guy is cheering for, too!
Thanks, Fos! So what do you think about these tips? Do you have any of your own stories to share or more questions for Foster?