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How Premature Sports Celebrations Are Just Like a Bad First Date

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Good job! You went ahead and scored yourself a date. You can hardly believe your luck; you’ve over kicked your coverage. Your date is hot.

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You’re ready, and confident that it’s going to be great. It’s been a bit of a dry spell, but tonight will change that. You can feel it.

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But beware. No matter how close you are to a touchdown, you can still fumble.

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And when you think you’ve got something in the bag, you get cocky. And that’s where you get into trouble.

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You leave for your date, and immediately problems start to appear where you least expect them.

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Somehow by the time you get to the restaurant you’ve become a disheveled mess.

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Turns out you accidentally made the reservation for next Saturday, so you’re forced to come up with a last minute plan. After a few desperate minutes on the Yelp app, the two of you end up at the empty place around the corner.

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Sitting across from each other you suddenly have nothing to say. Keeping up the banter is harder when you don’t have time to plan your response.

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That drink you had to calm your nerves before meeting up? You keep the alcohol coming, thinking it will make you more appealing, but it’s definitely not working.

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You’re watching your date’s interest slip away in front of your eyes.

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You already know you’re tanking on this date. In desperation, you throw out your final move, and somehow manage to slur out your Hail Mary Pass.

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The reaction isn’t want you wanted, but probably what you deserve.

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Your date wastes no time getting out of there, and you know what they are thinking.

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On your way back you remember your earlier confidence, and feel like this guy.

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At least you’re coming home to a clean apartment. Better luck next time.

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