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Study finds Patriots are NFL's least dateable fan base

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Dating a fan of a rival team can be a deal breaker for some - especially if that rival is the New England Patriots, according to a new study.

Fanatics surveyed over 2,900 NFL fans - at least 30 from each team - to find out how their football fandom impacts their dating habits, and received some interesting responses.

Patriots fans were considered the least dateable, with 17 percent of respondents claiming they wouldn't consider dating one. The Dallas Cowboys came in second, followed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, and Atlanta Falcons:

Baltimore Ravens fans are very particular when it comes to dating. Fifty percent said there's no way they'd date a Steelers supporter:

Twenty-four percent of Ravens fans also said they'd rather give up sex for a year than date a rival fan:

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