UK is Europe’s Online Dating Hotspot

UK is Europe’s Online Dating Hotspot

The research from shows that every month, 32 million Europeans log onto dating sites to find a potential partner.

This shows that half of European singles are surfing the net when it comes to love and the Brits are certainly leading the trend.

Adding to this, a further 15 million Europeans are going online specifically to look for adult dating sites, seeking erotic encounters.

A good proportion of these are logging on from the British Isles, where 6.3 million Britons visit dating sites every month and another 2.8 million are using dating sites to look for erotic encounters.

It’s not just that the UK has the highest concentration of single people in the European comparative study.

“The British also hold all the cards with the most colourful dating landscape,” says Robert Bailey of

No other European country is as varied and diverse as the United Kingdom, particularly when you consider the vast array of themed singles dating sites, from “Cougar Dating” to “Uniform Dating”.

Europe has around 5,000 dating portals and approximately 1,500 of these come from the UK.

And when it comes to turnover, the UK beats the other Europeans hands down as well.

Although it has a much smaller population, the UK, generating an annual turnover of € 211 million euro, is well ahead of Germany, which comes second with € 203 million, followed by France with €122 million in third place.

Bailey puts Britain’s lead in Europe down to its mentality. He said, “The British are just so enlightened and open minded and that’s why so many people try online dating.”

Do you think the UK has the X-factor when it comes to dating? Do you use dating sites to find love or do you prefer the traditional way?

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