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Paris is No Longer a Top Spot for Expats to Find Romance

by Ray Clancy on May 14, 2015

For expats Paris has always had a certain allure, with single people hoping to find romance when they move to the French capital city to work and live.

But new research shows they are more likely to find an attractive partner in Lyon than in the city of romance. And to make matters worse Paris rates only at number 20 in a new survey covering the whole of France.

france eiffel towerIn second place for finding the most attractive single people in France is Nice, followed by Montpellier, Strasbourg, Aix-en-Provence, Nantes, Metz, Toulouse, Bordeaux, and then Lille.

The table has been compiled from research carried out by French dating site Elite Rencontre based on the opinions of 200,000 of its members.

It shows that anyone looking for a good looking partner ought to be searching in the southern half of the country but should avoid the central zone with Limoges named as having the least attractive daters in the country, followed by Le Mans and Le Havre, both in the north west.

Indeed expats might want to look at other countries if they are seeking love as the most recent Expat Insider survey from InterNations showing that countries such as the Philippines and Argentina have exceptionally high numbers of expats who have found love.

Overall it found that 14% of all expats leave their home for love and more than half of all expats are in a cross cultural relationship. The Philippines at 66% had the highest number of these relationships followed by Argentina at 55%, Chile and Mexico at 54% and Greece at 53%.

The Philippines also topped the list for countries reporting high satisfaction rates with their relationship at 56% compared to the global average of 43%.

The research also found that one in 10 expats have partners who relocated for their business or educational opportunities of which 86% are women. Meanwhile some 20% of male expats have a long distance relationship with a partner back home.

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