Inside the dating lives of people living in Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands

Apparently 11% of daters in the East Midlands have lied about their height on a dating profile
A range of data has revealed some interesting secrets about the dating lives of people in the East Midlands A range of data has revealed some interesting secrets about the dating lives of people in the East Midlands
A range of data has revealed some interesting secrets about the dating lives of people in the East Midlands

It's Valentine's Day week and we're getting ready for romance - much like a lot of you in Nottinghamshire, it would seem.

Unsurprisingly this morning, I logged onto a plethora of press releases with facts and stats about the dating lives of singles living in Notts and the East Midlands.

The first one that caught my eye, was a set of data announcing that people in Mansfield are among some of the most eager to find themselves a date for Valentine's Day in the country.

NoDeposit365.co.uk analysed the number of average monthly Google searches for keywords relating to finding romance ahead of Valentine’s Day across the entire UK.

Mansfield ranked in fifth place, with 1,214 average monthly Google searches related to finding love per 100,000 people. This figure includes a staggering 423 searches for ‘eHarmony’, 179 searches for ‘free dating’, and 66 searches for ‘dating app’. 

Another release from KFC (of all places) revealed that 11% of singles from East Midlands exaggerate their height on dating profiles.

Proving that size does matter, of those deceitful daters 100% increased their height by an average of 7.5 inches – the most from any region in the UK.

But it's not just East Midlands singletons making the headlines, according to Money Wellness, the Cost of Living crisis has had an impact on local lovebirds too.

Data revealed that 71% of those in the East Midlands say the amount they’ll spend on Valentine’s Day has reduced as a result of the cost-of-living crisis compared to a national average of 60%

More than 80% of those in the East Midlands will spend up to £50 on gifts this Valentine’s Day, with 20% saying they’ll part with just £10 (that's more than enough for a card and a box of chocolates!)

Knowing your partner's love language is deeply important and according to the same data set, people in the East Midlands are all about quality time.

Stats show that 50% of people in the East Midlands believe their partner values quality time spent together over extravagant purchases.

Whether you're a single Pringle or coupled up this Valentine's Day, we hope you feel the love.