Eye-opening dating habits of die-hard NFL fans revealed in study

Relationships are a serious commitment -- but, so is football.

From September all the way to February, avid football fans dedicate every Sunday (and often even Thursdays and Mondays) to their sport and team of choice. That can get on the nerves of a significant other if they don't understand or care for the game.

Why not just date someone who loves football as much as you? Well, that's easier said than done, especially when you realize how picky some NFL fans are.

A study done by Fanatics delves deep into the dating preferences of each team's fanbase -- and it revealed some interesting trends.

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A bachelor or bachelorette being a fan of your team's rival would cause some serious issues for many, but especially for Baltimore Ravens supporters: 50% of Ravens fans surveyed said they would refuse to date a fan of their division rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Another 42% would absolutely not date fans of the New England Patriots, who the Ravens often run into during the postseason.

When asked if they would rather give up sex for a year than date a rival team's fan, 24% of those Ravens fans said "yes." Now that's commitment.

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The top 100 NFL stars of 2017, as voted by the players
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The top 100 NFL stars of 2017, as voted by the players

100. Joey Bosa, Los Angeles (San Diego) Chargers defensive end

Last year: N/A

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

99. Malcolm Butler, New England Patriots cornerback

Last year: unranked

(Photo by George Gojkovich via Getty Images)

98. Adrian Peterson, New Orleans Saints (2016: Minnesota Vikings) running back 

Last year: 5

(Photo by Hannah Foslien via Getty Images)

97. David DeCastro, Pittsburgh Steelers guard

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Justin K. Aller via Getty Images)

96. Damon Harrison, New York Giants defensive tackle

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

95. Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders guard

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Donald Miralle via Getty Images)

94. Dont'a Hightower, New England Patriots linebacker

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

93. Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Mitchell Leff via Getty Images)

92. Everson Griffin, Minnesota Vikings defensive end

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

91. Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills linebacker

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Joe Robbins via Getty Images)

90. Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia Eagles safety

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

89. Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers linebacker

Last year: 54

(Photo by Harry How via Getty Images)

88. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver

Last year: 72

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

87. Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys center

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Justin K. Aller via Getty Images)

86. Jurell Casey, Tennesee Titans defensive tackle

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sports Wire via Getty Images)

85. Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals linebacker

Last year: 48

(Photo by Boston Globe via Getty Images)

84. Mike Daniels, Green Bay Packers defensive tackle

Last year: 95

(Photo by Dylan Buell via Getty Images)

83. Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars (2016: Arizona Cardinals) defensive end

Last year: 71

(Photo by Wesley Hitt via Getty Images)

82. Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers linebacker

Last year: 57

(Photo by Joe Robbins via Getty Images)

81. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback

Last year: 81

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

80. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles (2016: New England Patriots) running back

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Maddie Meyer via Getty Images)

79. Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys linebacker

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

78. Brian Orakpo, Tennessee Titans linebacker 

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sports Wire via Getty Images)

77. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers safety

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Dylan Buell via Getty Images)

76. Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker

Last year: 26

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

75. Delanie Walker, Tennesee Titans tight end

Last year: 82

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74. Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings safety

Last year: 73

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73. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles (San Diego) Chargers quarterback

Last year: 46

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

72. Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans tackle

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

71. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots wide receiver

Last year: 87

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson via Getty Images)

70. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins quarterback

Last year: 85

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

69. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins running back

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Miami Herald via Getty Images)

68. Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle

Last year: 29

(Photo by Joe Robbins via Getty Images)

67. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers tight end

Last year: 38

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66. Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota Vikings cornerback

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Adam Bettcher via Getty Images)

65. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins tight end

Last year: 77

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

64. Casey Hayward, Los Angeles (San Diego) Chargers cornerback

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Steve Nehf via Getty Images)

63. Chris Harris Jr., Denver Broncos cornerback

Last year: 52

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62. Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins defensive end

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

61. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

60. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver

Last year: 51

(Photo by Hannah Foslien via Getty Images)

59. Josh Norman, Washington Redskins cornerback

Last year: 11

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58. Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys guard

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

57. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Sean Gardner via Getty Images)

56. Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks defensive end

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

55. Ndamukong Suh, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle

Last year: 40

(Photo by Rich Barnes via Getty Images)

54. Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants cornerback

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Dylan Buell via Getty Images)

53. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders wide receiver

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson via Getty Images)

52. Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle

Last year: 63

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

51. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts quarterback

Last year: 92

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson via Getty Images)

50. Marcus Mariota, Tennesee Titans quarterback

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

49. Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans defensive end

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

48. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers wide receiver

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Dylan Buell via Getty Images)

47. Trent Williams, Washington Redskins tackle

Last year: 45

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46. Michael Bennett, Seattle Seahawks defensive end

Last year: 59

(Photo by Stacy Revere via Getty Images)

45. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver

Last year: 27

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44. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers quarterback

Last year: 1

(Photo by Streeter Lecka via Getty Images)

43. Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens guard

Last year: ​​​​​​​37

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42. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins wide receiver

Last year: ​​​​​​​98

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

41. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons running back

Last year: ​​​​​​​50

(Photo by Boston Globe via Getty Images)

40. Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons linebacker

Last year: ​​​​​​​unranked

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

39. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks linebacker

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Michael Zagaris via Getty Images)

38. Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle

Last year: ​​​​​​​49

(Photo by Rich Schultz via Getty Images)

37. Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos cornerback

Last year: ​​​​​​​34

(Photo by Joe Amon via Getty Images)

36. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver

Last year: ​​​​​​​N/A

(Photo by John Leyba via Getty Images)

35. JJ Watt, Houston Texans defensive end

Last year: ​​​​​​​3

(Photo by Bob Levey via Getty Images)

34. Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks safety

Last year: ​​​​​​​32

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

33. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans running back

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery via Getty Images)

32. Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback

Last year: 65

(Photo by Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

31. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions quarterback

Last year: ​​​​​​​unranked

(Photo by Ronald Martinez via Getty Images)

30. Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks safety

Last year: 66

(Photo by Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

29. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver 

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

28. Landon Collins, New York Giants safety

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

27. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills running back 

Last year: 69

(Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

26. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs tight end

Last year: 91

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

25. Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns tackle

Last year: 23

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

24. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback

Last year: 17

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

23. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots tight end

Last year: 9

(Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

22. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback

Last year: 21

(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) 

21. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks cornerback

Last year: 20

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

20. Luke Kuechly, Carolina panthers linebacker

Last year: 7

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

19. Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals cornerback

Last year: 18

(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

18. Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys tackle

Last year: 42

(Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

17. AJ Green, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver

Last year: 16

(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

16. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback

Last year: 30

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

15. Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams defensive tackle

Last year: 14

(Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

14. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys quarterback

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

13. Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs safety

Last year: 55

(Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

12. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals running back

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

11. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders quarterback

Last year: 100

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

10. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons quarterback

Last year: unranked

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

9. Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers running back

Last year: 41

(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

8. Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants wide receiver

Last year: 10

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

7. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys running back 

Last year: N/A

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

6. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback

Last year: 6

(Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

5. Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders defensive end

Last year: 13

(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

4. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver

Last year: 4

(Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver

Last year: 8

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

2. Von Miller, Denver Broncos linebacker

Last year: 15

(Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback

Last year: 2

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Ten organizations also had at least 50% of their fans report that they would rather date someone of the same football fanbase than of the same faith. Philadelphia Eagles fans came in hottest there, with 68% of fans surveyed saying they'd rather a significant other switch football teams for them than convert religions.

Similarly, nearly 30% of Buffalo Bills fans said they would rather go against their political beliefs and vote for an opposing party than date a division rival.

All things considered, there's one group that the rest of the league voted the least dateable: New England Patriots fans. Over 17% of fans from the rest the league would refuse to date someone sporting the Flying Elvis. The Dallas Cowboys came in second in that ranking, with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons rounding out the top five.

(The three "least dateable" fanbases have 16 rings between them, however, so we're sure they aren't too upset.)

Needless to say, if you're planning on putting yourself out into the dating world any time soon, you might want to flaunt your favorite football team a bit more -- it could save you some grief in the long run.

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