Tuesday 24 October 2017

Here's how the Rugby World Cup will affect your love life...

Ireland fans cheer on the team during the quarter-final clash with Wales at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. Photo: Brendan Moran
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Research has revealed that those looking for love should tune into the Rugby World Cup - as Irish singles want to date rugby fans.

Dating website EliteSingles.ie revealed that more than half of Irish singles want to strike up a partnership with someone up to date with the sporting competition.

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Interestingly, eighty percent of women and men find rugby fans  of the opposite sex interesting or sexy.

The survey questioned 2,400 singles around the country about the link between romance and rugby, hours before the international event kicks off.

In Ireland, there is definitely a case of 'jumping on the bandwagon' as the amount of rugby supporters rises from 51 percent to 88 percent as the competition heats up.

(L to R) Tommy Bowe, Will Genia and Dan Carter
(L to R) Tommy Bowe, Will Genia and Dan Carter

According to the survey, the best way to impress a rugger hugger is to know the rules of the game.

In fact, 41 percent of singles would find themselves swooning over someone who can explain the finer points of an uncontested scrum or call a yellow card before the ref has raised his whistle.


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