Supporters of Manchester United and Chelsea have been dubbed the least datable and least attractive in the Premier League, according to a study.
More than 1,000 supporters of Premier League clubs were asked by dating service Match.com which rival fans they found most attractive and which they would be willing to date.
United fans are the least dateable to supporters of other top-flight clubs, with one in ten of those asked saying they’d refuse a date with a United supporter. While Chelsea came bottom of the league for most attractive fans.
Newly promoted Bournemouth topped the table of lookers, with more than half of those asked (58%) agreeing that they’d be happy to date a Cherries supporter. South Coast neighbours Southampton came second with Norwich sitting pretty in third.
Remarkably, 13 per cent of respondents claimed they could never date a person if they supported a rival club.
More than one in five said they have skipped dates or nights with a partner in favour of following their team and almost one in ten claim football is more important to them than their love life.
There is light at the end of the tunnel, however. Almost two thirds (59%) still believe they manage to maintain a healthy balance between their love lives and their football team.
The dating league table – who are the top flight’s most attractive fans?
- AFC Bournemouth
- Norwich City
- Manchester City
- Swansea City
- Newcastle United
- Aston Villa
- Leicester City
- West Ham United
- West Bromwich Albion
- Crystal Palace
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Stoke City
- Manchester United