Half of the UK’s online daters are happy to be single, according to a new survey. Despite being signed up and looking for love, 38 per cent felt they enjoyed greater independence when they were single and 21 per cent cited ‘less hassle in general’ as the greatest bonus to not being in a relationship.
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But all the daters polled by Cupid.com there were negatives about on their own, and even those happily unattached added that they didn’t want to be single forever.
The worst thing about being single, according to the survey, was the lack of companionship, cited by 36 per cent of the 4,000 people polled. This was closely followed by loneliness (32 per cent). Lack of regular sex was cited as the main negative by slightly more men than women (18 per cent compared to 14 per cent). And a sad four per cent felt that having to go on more dates in search of the One was the biggest downside.
The survey also discovered that a third of online daters have been single from between one and three years and that the majority (78 per cent) felt that there were no hard and fast rules on when you can start dating again after a relationship.
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