Taylor Swift's new love interest Travis Kelce had his own unique dating show
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It's a good job Taylor Swift has struck up a connection with Travis Kelce in 2023, because just a few years earlier and the singer might have found herself competing for the footballer's attention on a dating show.
Swift was recently seen sitting in the footballer player's family suite and cheering him on as he played with his Kansas City Chiefs against the Chicago Bears on Sunday (24 September).
The pair haven't publicly confirmed a romantic link, but Kelce admitted earlier this month that he'd tried to slip his phone number to Swift in a friendship bracelet he made during her Eras tour.
The comment indicated that Kelce is still open to romance after he'd previously attempted to find love on his 2016 dating show, which was titled Catching Kelce.
The show, which aired on E! Entertainment, saw Kelce meet 50 women from 50 states as they attempted to win his heart with various efforts.
The footballer told USA Today after the show was announced that 'finding a lady' would be a positive, though he admitted he didn't know 'everything' that he was getting himself into.
He continued: "As I’ve gone through this, it’s a lot harder to eliminate girls than I thought it would be.
"Because I’ve gotten to know them so well, I’m finding, or at least I’m trying, to find the good in each and every single one of them.
"That’s just the kind of guy I am, so it’s hard for me to eliminate a girl knowing she is a sweetheart, she’s just not for me."
The 33-year-old also added that it was 'tough' to date as an NFL player, as he admitted: "You can get caught up in the limelight of the party life, and most of the time, the girls in the party life aren’t the ones that you need to take home to mama.
"I’d say it’s more common than you would think, but at the same time, I’ve enjoyed everything up to this point, and I’ve enjoyed just looking for something else."
Kelce ended up choosing a woman called Maya as the 'winner' of the dating show, a choice which came as Kelce went 'with [his] heart'.
But in spite of their connection, Kelce is obviously now open to love once again - and we all know that Swift knows how to write a good 'Love Story'!