GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Sports can make and break a relationship. There’s research that supports that, too.

It’s one thing to be devoted to your significant other, but some of us are equally, or even more, devoted to another love: our favorite sports teams. Dating Dealbreakers released a new survey releasing that over half of Americans would rather date someone who doesn’t care about sports than date a fan of a rival team.

Most Americans won’t let their favorite sports team get in the way of love, with almost 93% of people saying they could date a fan of their rival sports team. Of that percentage, almost half say that even though they would do it, they would rather not.

Broken down, 41% of women and 45% of men say they would prefer not to date a fan of a rival sports team.

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More information from the study found:

  • 1 in 4 admit to pretending to like a sport to please a partner
  • 41% of women, 45% of men would prefer to not date a fan of a rival team
  • Nearly 1 in 3 say it is more important to be fans of the same team than to share the same religious beliefs
  • 43% have researched a date or partner’s favorite sport or team

Click here to read more and to see more results from the survey.