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Are you always trying to fight the good fight and take a stand against men's obsessive football habits? Well, we've got a few reasons why you should start embracing the sport and use it to your advantage in your love life. Whether you're dating or in a relationship, make football season sway in your favor.

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Dating

Meet guys at a sports bar

It pretty much goes without saying that if you're looking for men, go to a sports bar. On game days, these establishments are like an all-you-can-eat eye-candy buffet! If you look past the rambunctious hollering and obnoxious jerseys, you're bound to find someone worthy of your time. Take caution though: Many married men flock to sports bars and leave their wives at home.

Let it inspire your fitness regimen

Let's face it: The healthier you are, the more confident you're going to feel when entering the dating arena. Let football inspire you to get in better shape. Ask a love interest to play catch with you at a local park, or join a boot camp program where they do workouts like tire runs, burpees, bear crawls and up downs. You'll be ready to play the field in no time!

Find out how he reacts to different life situations

Did his favorite team just lose in an upset and he's instantly huddled in a corner crying like a baby? Did he freak out when his friends didn't bring the right kind of beer to his place on football Sunday? These could be signs of how he handles situations in life.

If he sweats the small stuff when it comes to football, he's most likely going to do the same with you. Keep an eye out to see how he'll act when big things come his way in your relationship.

In a relationship

Make a compromise

Letting your man watch football for a few hours with his buds is a great way to get him to do things that you've been wanting to do. A Saturday night at the ballet? Of course, dear! Shopping for shoes on Wednesday? No problem! Use football as a way to compromise about what you'll do on nights when the big game isn't on television.

Use it as a day to host family and friends

Football Sunday is a great time to get together with friends and family for a big barbecue or soiree. It will take your mind off football, so you'll actually enjoy the festivities. And since you're both squeezing in family football time, you'll have more time to spend with each other during the rest of the week.

Let him have his own thing

Sometimes it's important to explore hobbies and interests on your own. If he just can't get away from the sport, use this as an opportunity to discover your own interests that you never have had time to explore. Clear your mind and take that painting class or conquer some hiking trails. You'll both be more well-rounded individuals and as a result, a more harmonious couple.

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