Bachelors look abroad in search of love
26 January 2009 10:09
Bachelors on the look out for a spot of romance are just as open to a long distance relationship as they are someone on their doorstep, new research has found.
Survey results from European matchmaking service Parship found that three million Brits would develop a relationship with someone from abroad.
Cited reasons for this were the low costs of airfares to other European destinations, where a flight could potentially cost less than a train to a different part of the UK.
Women were thought to favour "smooth talking" Irish men ahead of the French and the Italians, while men preferred the Swedish girls.
Dr Victoria Lukats, Parship's dating expert, said: "Initiating and maintaining an international long-distance relationship has now become easier with the use of internet dating, email, cheaper international phone calls and low-cost air fares."
Those intending on finding love abroad are advised to take out travel insurance in case any presents they buy their love target do not arrive at their doorstep.
According to the Sun the number of people searching overseas for love has risen threefold in the past year.