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Devils goalie takes singer to Chipotle after Twitter date request

New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid protects his net against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

If you were a single male, would you go out with an aspiring country music singer on a Billboard watch list if she asked you out on a date?

Of course you would. So it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid went on a date with singer Taylor Acorn.

The two didn’t meet on Bumble, the dating app where women message men first. Acorn made her move on Twitter a week ago, asking how many retweets it would take for Kinkaid to take her out on a date.


Spoiler alert: she did not need that many. We can only assume Kinkaid did his due diligence and looked at her Twitter avatar and Instagram page before setting a very attainable threshold. It is very good to be a professional athlete. I have never had an aspiring country music star ask me out on Twitter and I am extremely handsome.


“Next Wednesday” was March 28 and, sure enough, the couple went to a Chipotle for a first date. Any other guy suggesting Chipotle for a first date would probably get turned down. But hey, didn’t we say it was really good to be a professional athlete?


We are left to wonder if they went for drinks after their Chipotle meal because there is no photo Twitter proof that they did. Chipotle doesn’t seem like a place where you converse and linger over empty burrito bowls and if the date’s going well you don’t want to end it after the time it takes to eat a salad, right?

Good luck to the hopefully happy couple, who undoubtedly are more internet famous than they were on March 20. And isn’t that incredibly important in life?

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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