[WHERE ATHLETES DATE.]
Hi Everyone! My name is Amanda McGrew and I am originally from Santa Monica, CA. I went east to play basketball at the University of Rhode Island from 2005-2009 and used a fifth year to play at Umass Lowell from 2009-2010. I am now back in Los Angeles, teaching PE and coaching basketball. With online dating becoming more popular, I found myself on all of the biggest dating apps. After a couple years, I started to see more niche dating apps pop up, and I realized that the world needed Playoff.
I created Playoff with the idea that dating someone with a shared, unique life experience can be incredibly special. I wanted to create a platform where like minded people could easily find one another and create lasting relationships. As a former college basketball player, athletics has played a huge role in my development as a person. My athletic career has been a major influence in the way I handle problems, form relationships or make decisions. The idea of finding and connecting people who share that perspective and mentality is incredibly exciting to me!
Being a high level, competitive athlete is an unbelievable accomplishment and as experience that shapes the rest of your life. Collegiate and professional athletes have invested thousands of hours of hard work and practice into their sport(s). Whether you are still an athlete or not, dating someone who can understand that perspective and has that shared life experience is invaluable.