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Los Angeles Named Most Attractive Dating City In The World

Los Angeles Named Most Attractive Dating City In The World

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The most attractive city in the world for finding a date? That honor goes to Los Angeles, land of the buxom, blonde and perennially tanned.

That’s according to the results of a new survey dubbed the “2015 Foreign Affairs Study” carried out by Expedia and Tinder, which polled 1,000 Americans on their attitudes towards travel and romance.

When given a list of 20 of the world’s most visited cities to choose from, Los Angeles won the title of most attractive dating population taking 37% of the vote, narrowly edging out Rio de Janeiro which came in at a close second with 36%.

Rounding out the top five spots are Paris (34%), Miami (34%) and Rome (32%).

At the other end of the spectrum, though they still managed to take about a quarter of the vote ranging from 24-26%, Istanbul, Seoul and Hong Kong landed at the bottom of the heap.

Thinking of popping the question? Odds are your partner will be ecstatic if you book a trip to Paris, as nearly half (46%) of respondents named the City of Light as their dream destination for receiving a marriage proposal, followed by Rome (40%) and Barcelona (22%).

When it comes to testing the waters of an early relationship, the most socially acceptable wait time for embarking on a weekend getaway with a new partner averages six months. For 30%, that’s shortened to one to three months.

Interestingly, 16% said they’d wait a full year before taking the relationship to the weekend, mini-break level.

Presence of good restaurants was cited as the most important priority when planning a weekend getaway with a new partner, followed by tourist attractions and a room with a view.

And if you’re thinking of asking your new partner to tag along on a family trip, consider how long you’ve been together, as the largest cohort of respondents (36%) said they’d wait more than a year before taking that next step.

In other odds and ends, the survey also revealed that a quarter of Americans would consider honeymooning at a theme park and that 38% of respondents would be willing to date someone who primarily spoke a different language.

Recently, Tinder launched a Passport service that allows premium subscribers to change their location and connect with locals while on holiday.

For the survey, Expedia and Tinder also collaborated on a “Match Made in Travel” game that allows users to swipe right on their favorite locations to get paired with their ideal “destination match”.