Dating site exclusively for Kentucky fans launches

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Dating site exclusively for Kentucky fans launches
Dating site exclusively for Kentucky fans launches

Whether it's leading the nation in home attendance 10 straight years, camping out by the thousands for the right to attend a practice or helping John Calipari surpass 1.3 million Twitter followers, Kentucky supporters are a bit more obsessive than other fan bases.

Now comes further proof the citizens of Big Blue Nation are different: They have their own matchmaking service.

BBNMeetup.com launched on Thursday, billing itself as the dating site "with the goal of helping Kentucky fans find love with other Kentucky fans." Users will discover many familiar features other mainstream dating sites possess and one element unique to BBNMeetup: a metric that allows users to rate how passionate a Kentucky fan they are and seek out others who are equally fair weather or fanatical.

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It's fair to wonder if a site devoted exclusively to one fan base can possibly provide a large enough dating pool to keep its clientele happy, but consider that Kentucky isn't like other states. A Mashable study from last year revealed that "basketball" was the most commonly used word on dating profiles among residents of Kentucky.

BBNMeetup has generated nationwide publicity in the lead-up to its launch, so much so that a torrent of visitors apparently even crashed the site this morning.

So break out your selfie sticks and your finest throwback Jeff Sheppard jerseys, all you single Kentucky fans, because it's time to snap a flattering profile picture.

John Calipari's Wildcats fell two wins shy of winning a title this April. Thanks to BBNMeetup, perhaps some of their fans will get rings anyway.

Jeff Eisenberg is the editor of The Dagger on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at daggerblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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