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- How many singles consider themselves desperate for a date (international)
- Which countries have the most desperate singles (international)
- What is the maximum time singles have gone without sex (international)
- How long have people been single (international)
- Which USA cities have people been single longest
- Which USA cities have people not had sex for the longest
- Which UK cities have people been single longest
- Which UK cities have people not had sex for the longest
The data will allow content for audiences in any country and detailed stats for major UK and USA cities. Cities from other countries are not shared as there would be insufficient data at such a detailed level. If you use this data it would be very much appreciated if you could link to our site for online content and mention the source for radio/TV. We do understand that this is not always possible. The data here and content within our press kit
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If you are not a journalist you are more than welcome to continue reading the data and results for your own personal interest.
We surveyed our entire dating network over a vast array of niche and mainstream dating
sites to complie a detailed survey on desperation and dating. Our findings are
split by countries so we can compare country vs. country and region vs. region.
. The total survey size was 14,449 people.
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Most desperate countries
We asked singles if they consider themselves desperate for a date/partner. Here
are the results by country.
Results of singles describing themselves as desperate.
French singles are the most desperate, closely followed by the Canadians.
What is surprising is that globally, almost 1/3 of singles would consider
themselves desperate for a date or partner.
|Country||Single for (years)||Years without sex|
|United States||3 years 8 months||3 years 7 months|
|United Kingdom||3 years 3 months||3 years 3 months|
|Australia||4 years 6 months||4 years|
|Canada||4 years||2 years 11 months|
|Germany||2 years 1 month||2 years 2 months|
|France||2 years 3 months||2 years 7 months|
|Spain||2 years 7 months||3 years 1 month|
|South Africa||2 years 10 months||2 years 6 months|
|Netherlands||3 years 6 months||2 years|
|Italy||4 years 3 months||3 years 8 months|
|Ireland||4 years 10 months||2 years 10 months|
|Brazil||2 years 5 months||2 years 3 months|
|Global||3 years 5 months||3 years 3 months|
|City||Single for (years)||Years without sex|
|London||3 years 1 month||3 years|
|Birmingham||4 years 10 months||4 years|
|Leeds||5 years 1 month||2 years 8 months|
|Glasgow||4 years 3 months||4 years 2 months|
|Sheffield||7 years||5 years 1 month|
|Bradford||5 years 3 months||6 years|
|Edinburgh||5 years 10 months||5 years|
|Liverpool||1 year 4 months||2 years|
|Manchester||3 years||3 years 2 months|
|Bristol||3 years 6 months||3 years 2 months|
|Wakefield||6 years||5 years 6 months|
|Cardiff||5 years 4 months||2 years 5 months|
|Coventry||4 years 5 months||5 years|
|Nottingham||5 years 2 months||4 years 3 months|
|Leicester||4 years 9 months||4 years 7 months|
|City||Single for (years)||Years without sex|
|New York||3 years 7 months||2 years 1 month|
|Detroit||3 years 3 months||3 years 3 months|
|Los Angeles||3 years 10 months||3 years 8 months|
|Charlotte||3 years 5 months||2 years 2 months|
|Chicago||3 years 8 months||3 years 8 months|
|Tampa||4 years 2 months||4 years 5 months|
|Philadelphia||3 years 3 months||3 years 3 months|
|Milwaukee||3 years 1 month||2 years 5 months|
|Atlanta||3 years 1 month||3 years 11 months|
|Columbus||5 years||5 years 1 month|
|Washington||2 years 8 months||3 years 2 months|
|Seattle||4 years 3 months||4 years 2 months|
|Boston||3 years 6 months||3 years 2 months|
|Miami||4 years 1 month||5 years 7 months|
|Sacramento||4 years 6 months||4 years 8 months|
|Indianapolis||5 years||3 years 11 months|
|Portland||3 years 5 months||2 years 6 months|
|New Orleans||3 years 6 months||4 years 3 months|
|Oakland||3 years 8 months||4 years 7 months|
|San Diego||2 years||1 year 3 months|
|Minneapolis||4 years 1 month||3 years 6 months|
|Kansas City||4 years 10 months||3 years 11 months|
|Long Beach||3 years 3 months||3 years 7 months|
|Denver||4 years||3 years 7 months|
Quotes from participants
Here are a number of quotes and comments that may help with specific talking points.
I'm shy and I just can't seem to find that one special person. F, 55 Nashville USA
It is not nice to be single for a long time. Everyone needs someone. B, 36 Frankfurt, Germany
I'm taking my time to find someone better because have had bad relationships in the past and I dont want any repeat of that..... A, 29 Melbourne, Australia
I found out at age 50 that I am on the spectrum. I have Asperger's Syndrome. My parents knew it for decades and kept it hidden from everyone and me out of shame of me. They still will not be honest and forthcoming about any of it. I was severely bullied growing up and it continued to severely affect my social and professional life. I just want to be loved and someone who understands me. J, 58 Long Beach USA
When you are single for a long time, you are missing the opportunity to share many of the great things you experience in life. Z, 34, London, UK
I focused on being a full time single parent so I wasn't dating or in a relationship for very long time. Now it's been so long I feel like fish out of water and dating has changed so much. Looking to get back into dating and hopefully find someone to share a life with again. S, 43 Minneapolis USA
The average time people have been single may appear high and there are two main reasons for this. Firstly, the COVID pandemic limited human interaction and will have influenced the results. Secondly, and most significantly, many people over the age of 45 have been single for 10 or more years.
People who consider themselves desperate is consistent across all countries.