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”.
Roger Scoble blogs about the latest gadgets, travel and luxury news. A graduate of UCLA, Roger loves to travel, drive luxe autos and have amazing adventures.