Where is the best place to ‘get lucky’ this Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s day is fast approaching and whether you’re in a relationship or single, it’s almost impossible to avoid the most romantic holiday of the year.

As the saying ‘love is in the air’ goes, people often get caught up in gift-buying, planning the perfect date, and of course, having some fun in between the sheets!

But is there a specific location in the UK where you’re more likely to ‘get lucky’? According to our most recent survey, the answer is a resounding yes!

We conducted a little research into the dating habits of the British public to find out the best cities in the UK to visit for a romantic encounter, based on the number of dates they go on before they are sexually intimate. Our research of 2,000 Brits aged 18 and above revealed some interesting insight.


Where are you most likely to get lucky?

The cities where people are most likely to ‘get lucky’, along with the average number of dates before sex, are:

1

Newport

One date

2

Swansea

One date

3

Portsmouth

One date

4

Hull

Two dates

5

Peterborough

Two dates

6

Brighton

Two dates

7

Warrington

Two dates

8

Newcastle

Two dates

9

Sheffield

Two dates

10

Wrexham

Three dates

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Where will you have to wait?

The top 10 cities (and percentage of people) who wait more than 10 dates before getting physical are:

1

Belfast

39%

2

Middlesborough

39%

3

Gloucester

33%

4

St Albans

32%

5

Bath

30%

6

Chelmsford

29%

7

Durham

29%

8

Plymouth

28%

9

Nottingham

27%

10

Derby

27%


Our survey also looked at the most common first date venues:

1

Restaurant

35%

2

Pub

13%

3

Cinema

12%

4

A walk

10%

5

Cooking or meeting at home

3%

Participants were asked how many dates it took to ‘become official’ with their current or most recent partner, with almost one fifth (16%) selecting 11 dates or more. In addition, 14% said it took four dates to become official with their other half, while 13% said they ‘were official’ after three dates.


Comment

Greg Le Tocq, vouchercloud’s founder, said:

“Finding a partner can be one of life’s greatest challenges and in the run-up to Valentine’s Day especially, the focus often falls on dating and romance. With that in mind, we decided to look at the dating habits of the British public. It’s fascinating to delve into how people approach dating and relationships in 2020, including how people most commonly meet their partners and how people in different cities across the UK approach sex, as well as the most popular first date activities in 2020.”


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If there's one thing that's certain, it's that we all hope that dates go perfectly. Thankfully, vouchercloud is on hand to help at every stage of the dating journey. Take a look at our dating site vouchers page for the all-important intro, our vouchercloud restaurant deals page for the face to face meet-up, and our 'adult vouchers' section for if things go really well.

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