How to Score With Robbie Rogers

By: Brandon Voss

Robbie Rogers made history earlier this year when he became the first openly gay man to play in a game in U.S. professional sports. Yada, yada, but what’s his dating life like?

"I’m very conservative, but I have met some good people that I’ve hung out with," the soccer player reveals in a new Out cover story. "In London I dated a guy for a few months. He’s still one of my good friends, but it’s been tough to meet people in West Hollywood."

So how should a potential suitor make a good first impression? It bothers me when someone tries to hook me up with a friend — ‘You’re gay, my friend’s gay, you’re gonna love each other.’ It’s like, OK, probably not," the dog lover continues. "It has to happen in an organic way, where someone introduces himself and is genuine and doesn’t want to talk about soccer straight out the gate. When I started dating this guy in London, I just went up to him. I’m sure I’ll meet someone in a random place — the grocery store or wherever.”

Just in case, start planning the perfect pickup line the next time you're at the Whole Foods on Santa Monica Blvd.

Photo: Matthias Vriens-McGrath for Out