According to It’s Just Lunch, Football Season is a Great Time to Meet Singles

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It’s Just Lunch, the premier dating service for busy professionals all around the US, 1/3 of women have gone to a sports bar solely to meet men. Other statistics show that women are not as much against the sport of football than in the past, and are becoming more comfortable with their men’s enjoyment of the game.

It’s Just Lunch, the premier dating service for busy professionals, reveals that football season is a great time of the year to meet singles. According to a survey of more than 8,500 singles, 1/3 of women admit to having gone to a sports bar just to meet men. Guys, next time you’re watching your favorite team, look around and see if the women next to you are more interested in the game or in you.

Gone are the days when women are entirely against football. Though many women still don’t enjoy the sport, a growing number have become huge fans. The survey from It’s Just Lunch found that 71% of women would be loyal to their favorite team and cheer for them even if that meant rooting against their date’s team.

Men are still more serious about football, if their date was talking throughout an important football game, 57% of singles would talk to their date, but turn all conversation back to football. 43% of men would ask their date out again, just not to another sporting event.

90% of women said they would not pretend to know about a team to impress their date. While many women like watching an occasional game, they still prefer that the men they date watch sports in moderation. 26% of women say they are OK with their significant other watching 2-3 games a week, but not more, while another 41% of women say 1 game a week is more than enough.

Check out the It’s Just Lunch Guide to Dating in America for more tips on dating and lists of the hot spots in 70 cities across the country.

About It’s Just Lunch

Since It’s Just Lunch was founded in 1991, the company has arranged millions of fun, first date lunches or drinks after work - an atmosphere where singles can feel comfortable with the process of meeting a new person. With over 90 locations worldwide, each day IJL arranges hundreds of fun, first dates over lunch or drinks after work at over 1,500 restaurants. With many introductions leading to second dates, It’s Just Lunch is the world’s leading first date authority.

The U.S. dating industry is estimated at nearly $1.5 billion, and growing at 25% annually, with 110 million single adults in the United States alone.

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