Indians' Trevor Bauer Reveals 3 Rules For Dating; One Includes Sleeping With Other People

Does every man wish he could implement these?

Evan Jankens
February 20, 2019 - 5:08 pm

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Everyone has their own rules for dating, but not many among us are major league ballplayers.

Perhaps when you are you get to come right out there and tell women things like this without them running away. But then again, maybe not.

Cleveland Indians' starting pitcher Trevor Bauer did a long form interview with Sports Illustrated and listed his three rules for dating. For regular men, they seem strange to say the least.

When Bauer meets a potential romantic partner, he outlines for her the parameters of any possible relationship on their very first date. “I have three rules,” he says. “One: no feelings. As soon as I sense you’re developing feelings, I’m going to cut it off, because I’m not interested in a relationship and I’m emotionally unavailable. Two: no social media posts about me while we’re together, because private life stays private. Three: I sleep with other people. I’m going to continue to sleep with other people. If you’re not O.K. with that, we won’t sleep together, and that’s perfectly fine. We can just be perfectly polite platonic friends.”

It’s his way of being considerate. “I imagine if I was married at this point, I would be a very bad husband,” he says. He does want a family in the future, when he can be as all in on it as he currently is on his career, maybe in a decade or so. 

Think about having the stones to tell someone that you are dating that you will also be sleeping with other people? The best part about his "rules" is the fact that he believes he is being considerate by coming right out with his demands.

What if she has rules, too? 

Also, I have to wonder if there are that many women in Cleveland that are going crazy for Bauer. 

What are your rules for dating?