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[Study] Newcastle named fifth best UK city for single seniors to find love

As the number of over 65s living alone in the UK reached approximately 4.19 million last year, Google search interest for “senior dating sites near me” has surged by 150%* in the past months.

Inspired to uncover which UK cities are the best for the elderly to find love,  the experts at Lottie analysed the number of senior users on the online dating platform, Match.com, plus the over 60s population in cities around the UK, to discover the top dating hotspots for retired singles.

We really hope you find this release useful. If you do end up using it, we ask that you credit appropriately with a link to the full blog post here: https://lottie.org/data-insight/best-UK-cities-to-find-love-for-over-60s/.

Ten best UK cities for senior dating

Rank

City

Over 60s population score (/10)

Over 60s Match.com users score (/10)

Proportion of over 60s Match.com users to over 60s population (/10)

Final ‘senior dating score’ (/10)

1

Manchester

7.7

9.8

10.0

9.2

2

Liverpool

8.7

9.7

8.2

8.9

3

Glasgow

9.2

9.5

7.3

8.7

4

Bristol

8.1

9.2

7.7

8.3

5

Newcastle upon Tyne

6.5

8.7

8.6

7.9

6

Nottingham

5.5

8.9

9.0

7.8

7

Sheffield

9.4

9.0

4.7

7.7

8

Birmingham

9.8

9.4

3.2

7.5

9

Cardiff

7.6

7.7

6.8

7.4

10=

Leicester

6.6

7.9

7.1

7.2

10=

Edinburgh

8.9

8.6

4.2

7.2

For the complete data of all 63 cities, please click here.

Newcastle ranks among top dating hotspots for the over 60s

Receiving a final ‘senior dating score’ of 7.9/10Newcastle ranks fifth best city for senior singles. Having 570 over 60s Match.com users (8.7/10) – the highest across the North East – the city scores a respectable 8.6/10 for the proportion of over 60s Match.com users to its senior population.

Manchester earns top spot for senior dating

Research from Lottie can reveal that Manchester is the top dating hotspot for the over 60s! Earning a final ‘senior dating score’ of 9.2/10, the number of over 60s Match.com users (9.8/10) is the second highest in the country. Further contributing to this is the remarkably high proportion of over 60s Match.com users to the city’s senior population (10/10).

Liverpool ranks second with a final ‘senior dating score’ of 8.9/10. With the third highest over 60s user count on Match.com (9.7/10) and lots of senior Match.com users relative to the over 60s population (8.2/10), odds are high for senior singles looking for love in the Merseyside city!

Ten worst UK cities for senior dating

Rank

City

Over 60s population score (/10)

Over 60s Match.com users score (/10)

Proportion of over 60s Match.com users to over 60s population (/10)

Final ‘senior dating score’ (/10)

1

Lisburn

1.9

0.3

0.5

0.9

2

Newry

2.9

0.2

0.2

1.1

3

Newport

2.4

0.5

0.7

1.2

4

Carlisle

1.5

0.6

1.9

1.3

5

Armagh

4.4

0.0

0.0

1.5

6

Wrexham

2.6

1.0

1.8

1.8

7

Stirling

0.5

1.1

4.0

1.9

8=

Winchester

2.1

1.5

2.9

2.2

8=

Lichfield

1.6

1.6

3.4

2.2

10

Perth

4.5

0.8

1.5

2.3

Lottie can also reveal that the worst city for the over 60s seeking love is Lisburn (0.9/10). Having the third lowest senior users on Match.com (0.3/10), the Northern Irish city sees only 43 out of all 34,436 senior singles actively looking for love, thus scoring an underwhelming 0.5/10 in this regard.

Data is also broken down by gender ratio to reveal in which cities elderly men/women will have the best shot at finding love. If interested, please reply to this email for the separate press releases or check out the full study here: https://lottie.org/data-insight/best-UK-cities-to-find-love-for-over-60s/.

Chris Pleines, dating expert from Datingscout.com, provided tips for the over 60s itching to date again:

  1. Don’t be afraid to get back to the dating pool

Dating when you’re over 60 may seem scary – but to give you comfort, you’re definitely not alone. Many people miss the chance at newfound love simply because they’re insecure or afraid. Don’t let this be something that blocks your potential to gain a new source of happiness.

  1. Try out multiple dating platforms and services

Dating is not contained to traditional pen pals and snail mails. Today, there are a plethora of dating platforms that will help you find your perfect match. There are sites and apps that cater specifically to singles over 60, and just because you’re over 60 doesn’t mean that casual dating is off-limits.  

  1. Consider getting back with your exes

Whilst not recommended for previously negative relationships, sometimes, the right person comes at the wrong time and circumstance, and romance could be sweeter the second time around. Plus, getting back with someone you’ve already shared a flame with is easier than starting over again. 

  1. Never ever get discouraged

Know that love is still love no matter the age. You’ll still get butterflies when they call and still feel nervous every time you’re trying to decide what to wear on your dates, especially the first ones. So don’t ever doubt yourself,  go with the flow and have fun!

*In the past 90 days, according to Google Trends on 01/08/2022.

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