Berlin, 25th of November, 2013. A study by LOVOO the location based dating app has revealed that if you’re looking for love, Mr or Mrs Right lives 41 miles away.
Researchers polled 2000 devoted adults in a relationship to pinpoint the distance between them and their other half when they first met.
The study found the average distance was 41.5 miles but 3 in ten couples ended up with someone that lived under 5 miles away.
In fact 38 per cent of the 2000 adults polled fell for someone in the same town and 18 per cent found their true love in the same village.
And it seems we are a nation of romantics with more than half of adults believing that finding true love is down to fate.
The poll found the most popular place to meet was in a pub or bar followed by work or through friends of friends.
Benjamin Bak, Founder of LOVOO said: ‘’When you’re single all you can think about is if, and when you’re going to meet the love of your life and where you will meet them.
This research should be encouraging to anyone hoping to find a partner as it shows that they aren’t on the other side of the world or hundreds of miles away.
Although many couples meet whilst travelling the world or studying far from home, the odds are that we are likely to end up with someone living in the same area.’’
The study also found of those polled 16 per cent said that distance was an issue when they first met their life-long partner, but they knew after 3 and a half months that they were the ‘one’ so persevered with the travelling.
But a brutal 18 per cent said they have only ever been interested in pursuing relationships with people that live in a 24 mile radius. With the main reason being that long distances relationships simple don’t work and 48 per cent said that long distance relationships were too costly to consider.
A fussy 36 per cent said they wanted to settle down with someone from the same area and the ultra-picky wanted to marry someone that went to the same school as them.
Three quarters felt that living closely to each other in the early stages of a relationship makes things run more smoothly.
An upbeat 68 per cent of adults said that distance is irrelevant when it comes to love and a romantic and 57 per cent said they would have travelled anywhere in the world to be with their partner when they first met.
The survey found a soppy 61 per cent said they believe there is someone special out there for everyone although a cynical 38 per cent felt that your odds of meeting ‘the one’ were slim to none.
Benjamin Bak, Founder of LOVOO said: ‘’Wanting to date someone in the same area is a practical approach to dating.
Many people find the pressure of long distance relationships too much both financially and emotionally.
LOVOO is unique in the way to date as it utilises GPS location – allowing users to flirt with people nearby via a live radar, so users can reach out to people nearby in an instant, using their exact location.
LOVOO allows users to re-set their location on a map to a different location, city or even country to check-out who’s there and start chatting ahead of time.’’
LOVOO is a new location based dating app that allows you to be spontaneous and meet people near you via its live radar.