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Calling all singletons of the north. If you’re looking to fall head over heels, you may want to hot foot it over to Manchester, where there are 17 million fellow singles living (the largest proportion of singles in any British city). That means that more than half of all Manchester over-16s are without a partner. Here are some other places you should know about if you’re hoping to be struck with Cupid’s bow…

THESE cities closely follow Manchester for high-levels of singletons

Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, and Brighton and Hove are all right up there when it comes to a large unmarried populous. 

Here’s the full run-down of the UK’s cities with the highest percentage of single people:

  • 1. Manchester (54.9 per cent) – 222,585 (Number of single people)
  • 2. Oxford 53.8 – 68,206
  • 3. Cambridge 52.6 – 55,781
  • 4. Nottingham 51.3 – 128,363
  • 5. Brighton and Hove 50.1 – 114,826
  • 6. Liverpool 49.7 – 193,012
  • 7. Glasgow 49.2 –  244,831
  • 8. Bristol 47.0 – 164,225
  • 9. Norwich 46.9 – 51,978
  • 10. Belfast 46.6 – 106,568
  • 11. Newcastle upon Tyne 46.5 -108,033
  • 12. Edinburgh 45.3 – 183,143
  • =12. Southampton 45.3 – 88,491
  • 14. Cardiff 45.0 – 127,380
  • 15. London 44.1 – 2,888,944
  • 16. Lincoln 44.0 – 34,402
  • 17. Exeter 43.7 – 43,302
  • 18. Portsmouth 43.5 – 72,820
  • 19. Salford 43.4 – 81,837
  • 20. Dundee 43.2 – 53,321
  • 21. Reading 43.1 –  54,161
  • 22. Aberdeen 42.7 – 56,117
  • 23. Kingston upon Hull 42.1 – 87,661
  • 24. Birmingham 41.6 – 344,818
  • = 24. Derry 41.6 – 34,794

The research that uncovered these figures comes from Channel 4. With the same study finding that people who earn less are less likely to marry, and rich people being twice as likely to get married now compared with 15 years ago.

“Hello, my name is Andy and I’m from Yorkshire!”

In previous research, it was found that Yorkshire was a place where couples married at a younger age (under 20, or between 20 and 24 years) in Yorkshire and Humberside than in other regions.

Sadly however, this may not bode well for the longevity of these marriages, as Yorkshire and Humberside also had the highest rates of people on their second or subsequent marriage.

Another finding of note was that there were more non-married couples living together with children in Kingston-upon-Hull in Yorkshire and Humberside than anywhere else in the UK.

Our York moving service is professional and cost-effective (wonderful news for your piggy bank, given the many dates you’ll be enjoying in your new city). And when you do meet your match, you may want to show them the sights of all that York has to offer (read our blog: York and romance – Six perfect days out for couples).

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