In a recent survey we conducted here at It's Just Lunch, we asked over 600 singles about dating and the Super Bowl. Surprisingly, more than half of the men and women we polled said they would NOT bring a first date to a Super Bowl party. While the Super Bowl might be a great opportunity for singles to mix and mingle, it doesn't really create the kind of atmosphere needed to really to get to know someone and determine whether or not they would be a great match for you. In fact, there's a great disparity between men, women and their preferences for watching the Super Bowl. While both genders can agree that their least favorite place to watch the Super Bowl is at a sports bar, 53% of men prefer watching the Super Bowl in the comforts of their own home, while 53% of women prefer wathing the football game at a big Super Bowl party.
The disparity between men, women and their Super Bowl viewing preferences is reason enough for singles to avoid first dates on Super Bowl Sunday. When it comes to first dates, especially when meeting someone for the first time, it's never a good idea to meet someone in their home--that's just a general safety precaution every savvy dater should take, man or woman. As for Super Bowl parties, well, how much fun can your first date really be when all eyes are glued to a television screen?
Take it from the many professional singles we surveyed about dating and the Super Bowl--refrain from first dates on Super Bowl Sunday. However, do watch the big game because the commercials alone make for great date conversations--even if you don't like football, as one of our It's Just Lunch Facebook fans noted.
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