Many football lovers take supporting their favourite team to the next level, with some even going as far as showing their support on dating apps! From posing in their team’s jersey to even mentioning them in their bio, the support is serious. But could their choice of team and its reputation hinder their chances of getting a match?
Following an extensive Tinder experiment, analysts at Compare.bet can now reveal which Premier League team scores fans the best chance of a date and ranks as most attractive.
Prior to the study, Compare.bet uploaded a generic profile of our subject, who is male wearing casual clothing, and he received 170 matches out of a potential 250. So how does a football jersey affect the chances of a match?
They don’t call themselves the gunners for nothing! Shooting into first place are Arsenal fans with an impressive 238 matches out of 250, showing just how much more interest your favourite football team can bring you, especially if you’re an Arsenal fan.
Winning the 2019/20 Premier League wasn’t enough for Liverpool fans to snag first place. Coming in second, supporters of the reds scored 233 matches out of a potential 250; 63 more than the profile with no fan loyalty, proving that their team’s success is likely to bring them some dating success too.
Manchester United ranks in third place with 226 matches out of 250 matches. Liverpool and Manchester United’s rivalry has often been referred to as the biggest in English football, but there is no debating which team comes on top with United fans receiving seven less swipes overall.
The teams completing the top 10 most attractive were:
– Manchester City (220)
– Leicester City (216)
– Crystal Palace (214)
– Leeds United (209)
– Wolverhampton Wanderers (203)
– Chelsea (200)
– Everton (197)
Which Supporters Are Considered the Least Attractive?
Known for their rivalry with Arsenal and having some of the toughest fans, Tottenham Hotspur fall into 11th place. Although they placed higher than Arsenal in the 19/20 premier league, Arsenal came on top this time round with the Spurs profile only receiving 191 matches in comparison (42 less).
Fulham fans are known for being quieter, which may be why they missed out on a top 10 spot and landed in 12th with 188 matches. Sheffield followed right behind them with five less right swipes at 183.
Fans of West Ham United are among the least attractive with only 168 matches out of 250. Scoring less than the average tinder profile, fans of this team are better off keeping that to themselves. West Ham fans have often been described as one of the rowdiest and they’re among the many teams that have inspired many films about football hooliganism. These views and representations seem to have stuck with potential dates.
Newcastle United fans aren’t in much luck either with only 165 matches out of 250 they find themselves in the bottom three. With five less matches than the profile without a football jersey it’s clear to see that supporting this time can hinder your potential number of matches.
Aston Villa fans hold the reputation of being the most outspoken fans in the UK which could be why they only received 163 matches out of 250 making them one of the most unattractive football fanbases. Receiving two less swipes than their rivals Newcastle United, it seems that they finish behind them on and off the pitch.
If you support Southampton, you are better off keeping that affiliation to yourself. With only 161 matches out of 250 their support leads to less matches than the average Tinder profile and the least of all the current premier league teams.
Compare.bet created two different Tinder profiles, one where the picture was of a male in normal everyday clothing and another wearing the jersey of the team he supports, this was done for each team in the 2020/21 Premier League over the period of a month.
Everything on the account (i.e. the bio, name and person in the photo) stayed the same, the only changing factor was what they were wearing. 250 swipes were done first for the profile of the person wearing casual clothing and then another 250 for each of the different Premier League teams. On average, the person in their casual clothing received 170 matches out of 250.