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Match Reveals the UK’s Best Dating Locations

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Match Reveals the UK's Best Dating Locations

New data from Match reveals the best places to date in the UK, with the highest number of Match daters in proportion to it’s population. While most of us would expect large cities to be the best place to look for a partner on dating sites, the top locations were actually found to be  dominated by their smaller counterparts. See the full leader board below!

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Vicki Pavitt, Match’s dating expert says: “This research reveals some of the UK’s rather unexpected dating hotspots. Keen daters might like to take note of where these are and perhaps consider a staycation rather than going abroad when planning a trip. Wherever you are in the country, Match has loads of dating events allowing daters to meet like-minded singles.”

London: Zoom In

The areas with the highest concentration of daters in England’s bustling capital were:

  1. Orpington
  2. Sidcup
  3. Isleworth
  4. Edgware
  5. Ruislip

Within London, singles hunting for a date should head to the outer boroughs. Orpington boasts the highest concentration of active singles in the capital, almost double the city’s average. Sidcup, in South East London, and West London’s Isleworth take second and third place, respectively.

United Kingdom Top 20

  1. Ascot, Berkshire
  2. Truro, Cornwall
  3. Ellesmere Port Town, Cheshire
  4. Durham, County Durham
  5. Skipton, North Yorkshire
  6. Abergavenny, Wales
  7. Orpington, South East London
  8. Epping, Essex
  9. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
  10. Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
  11. Sidcup, South East London
  12. Nantwich, Cheshire
  13. Bridlington, Yorkshire and The Humber
  14. Isleworth, West London
  15. Farnham, Surrey
  16. Chichester, West Sussex
  17. Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  18. Windsor, Berkshire
  19. Epsom, Surrey
  20. Morpeth, Northumberland

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