Have Sex or Watch the Game?

Dating app Plenty of Fish conducted a survey of more than 1,500 singles to find out just how big of a role sports play in modern dating and relationships, and some of the answers were surprising.


POF’s survey found that one-third of respondents would prefer to give up beer and wine before they gave up sports. With alcohol and game day going hand-in-hand for most fans, this had to be an incredibly difficult choice for respondents to make. The survey also discovered that one-third of respondents would rather give up their smartphone than give up watching their favorite teams play.


Being a dating site after all, Plenty of Fish also revealed that 18 percent of singles have pretended to know more about a sport or a particular team just to impress their date. This skewed a little higher for women (22 percent) than it did for men (14 percent).


Surprisingly, the poll revealed that men are twice as likely (58 percent) than women (27 percent) to choose a romp in the sheets over watching a game – although 30 percent of men did admit to keeping the game on in the background while doing the deed. It’s not all hit-it-and-quit-it, though. Fifty-two percent of singles revealed that they’d rather cuddle than go to a game – and men are 10 percent more likely than women to make this choice.