Responses were collected from 1,000 participants on April 23, 2019, and split to provide specific insights for each generational cohort.
35% of the total said they would not look for love outside of their city or neighbourhood.
Over 60% said they would set their distance limit to “30 miles or closer” when using a dating app, with only 27% open to pursuing long distance relationships. 9% said they didn’t consider distance when deciding who to date.
Millennials were more likely to look for dates within 20 miles, with 49% saying this distance or closer would be their upper limit.
Men were slightly more inclined to find a partner nearby than women. Homosexual and bisexual individuals, though, were happier to travel for love than heterosexual respondents.
While a high percentage of respondents didn’t want to move long distances, the majority of those who did (73%) said it was a worthwhile decision.
Over 30% of long distance relationships began via online dating services, and another 4-5% began elsewhere online. Around 22% began through friends or family.
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