In other answers, almost 16% of singles in Bournemouth admitted they had finished with a previous partner because they were ‘too clingy or needy’ – the highest percentage in the UK.Bournemouth inhabitants also scored highly on sticking to their guns when it comes to love and dating, with a relatively large number (13.4%) saying that their views on what makes the perfect partner have not changed as they got older.Reluctance to marry is less likely to put a spanner in the works when you’re dating someone in Southampton – under 1% of respondents from the city said a lack of interest in marriage had caused them to end their last relationship.Despite what might appear to be a tepid response to marriage, Southampton residents proved to be some of the soppiest in the country overall, with more than 87% agreeing that being in love was important to them.Of those asked as part of the Love Geist Report 2010, 52% indicated that they would be extremely pleased and flattered if their date bought them an expensive gift on their third date.The largest and most comprehensive study on love and dating, The Love Geist Report 2010-2011 has found that the old ideals of chivalry may be on the way out in Reading.And it would appear that Portsmouth’s singles have struck the perfect work/life balance, with 63% feeling that they dedicate enough time to searching for a new partner.
And there’s good news for the brainiacs of Reading as 82% of single people questioned said that it was important to them to find an intelligent partner to have a relationship with.
The majority (58%) of the Oxford residents surveyed admitted they had become fussier about who they date over the past year, the highest percentage in the country.
When it comes to romance, Oxford singles are not into compromise, either.
When asked whether they would be willing to give up their seat on a bus for their partner when on a date, more people in Reading than anywhere else in the country said that they would not (26%).
It also seems that to find true love in Reading you have to be able to get along with your partner’s friends.