Remember When Raiders' Colton Underwood Asked Olympian Aly Raisman Out Through Social Media? Yeah Well, They Are A Thing Now.
People- The 22-year-old tells PEOPLE exclusively that the couple “kept it quiet for a while” but they have been dating since the VMAs in August after Underwood, 24, asked Raisman out over social media and she accepted.
“We happened to both be in Denver at the same time,” she says. “I was there for less than 12 hours, he was flying in for just a few days. it just ended up working perfectly.” …
Raisman tells PEOPLE that Underwood, a free agent, drove 90 minutes back and forth to meet her for their second and third dates. She has met Underwood’s family and will be seeing them again for the holidays.
And there's your daily glimpse into how the other half lives. You got every poor, single schmuck with an internet connection swiping through a bunch of strangers that will probably pick out some inherent flaw in their appearance based on a picture of their choosing, but NFL players are just watching TV and playing "I want.....thaaaat one!" with young, hot Olympic Gold Medalists. You want to talk about how adorable this courting was then you can spare me, because if Colton Underwood sent that video as anything other an professional athlete or recognizable actor then he's basically one step short of stalking. I bet they sat down for their first date - that was orchestrated out of absolutely nowhere based on mutual attractiveness and well publicized success in their respective fields - and immediately bonded over how much they both having going for them. "The world is your oyster?! What a coincidence! It's mine too! We have so much in common!". Fast forward four months and they are making holiday plans with each others' families and are one untimely pull-out away from spreading their genitically superior seeds to the next generation. I'm not exactly rooting against them because they are quite fucking cute together, but - at the same time - fuck them for using their platforms to live out a romantic comedy with the most minimal of effort. Obviously I would do the same thing if I could, but that doesn't mean I can't hypocritically/enviously criticize an NFLer for having the ability to treat national television like it's his own personal 'Tinder'. Must be fucking nice.