For the second time, Match has released a LoveGeist report that studies and tracks how people view love and relationships, in particular for those in the UK and Ireland. Even though the study is regional the results can be interesting to anyone and I am sure some of the findings cross borders.
This year’s study was based on working with over 150,000 people and the results are released in a full report as well as in a very interesting interactive map. The results are broken into categories like the percentage of people who consider themselves very romantic, the percentage of people who find it easy to say “I love you” for the first time, and so on.
The report itself is very detailed (which may be a good or a bad thing depending on your interest level) and includes facts such as:
- 93% of daters are looking for a long-term relationship – rising to 97% among the 18-30s.
- Only 13% of daters say they actively don’t want to get married in the future
- Having children together (37%) is seen as a bigger symbol of commitment than marriage (33%) for the UK’s daters
These facts are just the tip of what is disussed in the report so if you’re a fan of statistics or just live in the UK and are interested in the dating climate in your area, check it out.