This is what you need to know if you're dating a Sunderland fan

Dating a Sunderland fan? Well, lucky you! Your life will be surrounded by red and white and the Stadium of Light will feel like a second home.

Friday, 30th November 2018, 10:36 am
Updated Friday, 30th November 2018, 10:50 am
The things you need to understand if you're dating a Sunderland fan

But in order to make your relationship a success, there are a few more things you need to understand. We're here to help. Just scroll down and pick up several pointers on what to expect from your Mackem mate.

If your partner is described as a MLF, it means they are a 'Massive Lads Fans'. Know that.
You're not and probably never will be. Their heart will always be with their favourite SAFC player of all time.

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No matter how strong you think you and your partner are, in their mind, you'll never be as strong as Quinn and Phillips
Don't question it. You want Newcastle to lose at all costs. FTM... don't Google it at work.
Made plans in advance? Expect them to be changed at the drop of a hat if the match is rearranged.
Need I say more? Think Newcastle and half-a-dozen magic moments, then you'll know.
SAFC fans have had a pretty dark time over the last two seasons. Now, they're winning, let them enjoy it!
Don't say it. It's life or death. Saying it will only end in long explanations about cold nights at Roker Park and why their dog is called Defoe.
Supporting Sunderland is an emotional rollercoaster. Every SAFC result will affect your partner - and your weekends.