But when it comes to we are talking about an entirely different thing.There is a major downside to dating a professional athlete. Most of the time, a pro athlete won’t have the time to focus on his significant other because he is always working or has a game out of your city.

An NBA player can play up 82 games in a season over a 6month period.

This can cause a lot unwanted drama and a lot of paranoia since most of the guys are seen as iconic almost heroic figures in many fans minds.

It’s quite interesting when you take a deeper look into dating pro athletes, especially basketball players.

When it comes to dating we are all looking for that special person who we feel completes us.

Heck, instead of having to pay $2,000-$3,000 for that seat like anyone else would you now also have the privilege of going into the VIP section of the stadium where you will receive free food and drinks.

And if sitting courtside isn’t your thing, you can always go upstairs to a nice comfortable suite where you will be waited on until the end of the game.

Today, we’re going to take a look at sports reporters who have “dated” athletes. And while it’s definitely not comprehensive (researching is hard, you guys), it’s a solid start. Now, Taylor wasn't exactly a star, and he pitched long before his future wife started covering the big leagues.

But still, she's a (out of work) baseball reporter and she's married to a baseball player. Toronto native Hazel Mae started out at Canada's Rogers Sportsnet, left for the better part of a decade to work for NESN and the MLB Network, then returned to Sportsnet in 2011.

For all those women who love a solid six pack and nice arms a ball player could be all you could ever ask for.

One last thing to mention is that you will also have the luxury of being able to do what you want to do and pursue your dreams.

Remember that you may have friends who envy your relationship, your money and your status.