Dating.com has released the results of a survey looking at how singles are building relationships in 2022. The survey found that the ongoing pandemic, rise in remote work and resulting burnout have caused many people to rethink their life choices – especially dating and relationships, according to the survey insights.
Dating.com’s research found that in the UK, 45% of singles are sending gifts to potential dates before meeting in person, while elsewhere a majority of users would rather wait until or after the first date.
Similarly, love truly knows no boundaries in France, with 63% of singles traveling an average of 70 miles to meet their date.
North Americans are chatty according to survey results. In the U.S., singles are more likely to meet up with their match after about 30 messages are exchanged, while most Canadians wait until they’ve exchanged 100 messages on average.
Singles in North America are also spending the most on first dates, citing an average of $300. Europeans come in next, spending an average of $150 to impress their potential match.
Worldwide, 38% of singles are open to dating someone who doesn’t speak the same language as them. Of those singles, 72% noted they’d be willing to learn a new language for love.
Overall, 82% of singles noted they’d be willing to move internationally for love.
Maria Sullivan, Vice President and resident dating expert at Dating.com, said: “Singles everywhere are searching for meaningful relationships, and they’re open to exploring who’s out there – no matter where in the world they might be. Globally, we’ve seen that online dating has become the main way for singles to meet, have fun and fall in love. We predict this trend will continue for years to come, and innovative tech features like gift-giving, gamification, avatars, video chat and more will make it even more engaging for singles to interact virtually and develop relationships online.”