The researchers based their calculations on 18 key factors, including your location, desired age, physical attractiveness and relationship status.
Sadly, they found that just 84,440 people in the UK fit the average person's romantic requirements from an adult population of over 47 million. Ms Riley said: 'When it comes down to it, love really is a numbers game.'Obviously, the more people you make the effort to meet the higher your chances of romantic success.'But, as our data suggests, the odds of love can drastically diminish when we get too prescriptive about age, location, looks, and even pet preferences!
We were matched and actually spent hours emailing and talking on the phone. I did not believe in soul mates until I met him.” “I wouldn't have dared to dream of a man who knows instinctively when to put his arm around me, take my hand, or take me home when I'm exhausted.
I'd always dreamed of a man who loved Jesus, wasn't afraid to show it, and would worship with me at church and home. We are so grateful, and we remember to thank God for bringing us together…
It’s time for joy, flowers, caterers, something borrowed, and something blue. Maybe it was getting that last wedding invitation of a college friend or browsing through Bed, Bath & Beyond with a gift registry full of expensive silverware.
Somehow, you can’t help but feel a little left out. Growing up, you always took for granted you’d be married by now. Some of your less-coordinated friends have managed to do it. So you got a house, a car, a degree, a job, did some traveling, and built yourself into somebody rather enviable. Today, singles all over the world are kissing fate goodbye and looking for love digitally. Online dating has been around as long as the web made it possible for two people to communicate.
Researchers asked members of the public to rate images of a variety of people based on looks.- 84,440 people in the UK fit the average person's romantic requirements from an adult population of over 47 million- The average UK singleton is most likely to be looking for a partner aged between 35 and 47 - The rate we are mutually attracted to people is 18 per cent - The age group with the best odds were 65-74 year-olds, who have a one in 304 chance- The age group with the toughest odds is 18-24 year-olds, who face chances of meeting the one of just one in 1,024- Those in more urban areas like London had much better odds (one in 394) than people in rural areas like Wales (one in 649)Disregarding other factors such as gender and age, the results revealed that the rate we are mutually attracted to people is 18 per cent.
The research also found that while one in three people in the UK is single, 15 per cent of those who class themselves as in a relationship also admit they're on the lookout for a new one.
And using online dating services was also found to be a good tactic, increasing the number of suitable people you meet by 17 per cent.
When summer begins, we are suddenly in the thick of wedding season. In the midst of all this wedded bliss, you’re just trying to avoid your newly engaged friend and sparing yourself a half-hour conversation about the difference between egg white and winter white.
The age group with the toughest odds is 18-24 year-olds, who face chances of meeting the one of just one in 1,024.
The results also revealed stark difference between UK regions – those in more urban areas like London had much better odds (one in 394) than people in rural areas like Wales (one in 649).
Then, the testimonies poured in: “I will be celebrating my one-year wedding anniversary.