Looking for love? Move to Sunderland, finds survey

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SUNDERLAND is one of the best places to live if you’re looking for Mr or Miss right, according to a survey.

Wearside has been ranked fourth in property website Rightmove’s “Looking for Love League,” based on a formula looking at where the highest proportion of people who are single, use internet dating and go out socialising live.

The formula, which uses data from more than 30,000 people around the UK, also considered where couples said they are happiest in their relationships, in case they hold the secret to a successful romance.

The property website also looked at the last census, which showed 25 per cent of people in Sunderland were single compared to the national average of 19 per cent.

One in six people in Sunderland have used internet dating in the past year, and one in four go out three or more nights a week.

If you ask people who have already found love in Sunderland, 96 per cent of them say they are happy or mostly happy in their relationship.

Durham, however, was found to be the place with the most couple’s who are happy in their relationship.

The Rightmove Looking for Love League top 10:

1) Watford

2) Edinburgh

3) Slough

4) Sunderland

5) Cambridge

6) Sheffield

7) Southend on Sea

8) Coventry

9) London*

10) Bournemouth

The Happy in Love top 10:

1) Durham

2) Inverness

3) Dudley

4) Harrogate

5) Galashiels

6) Taunton

7) Southend on Sea

8) Guildford

9) Romford

10) Norwich