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Dub island Dublin named as one of the top cities in Europe for single people


Pic Steve Humphreys

Pic Steve Humphreys

Pic Steve Humphreys

Dublin has been named as one of the best cities in Europe for single people.

Global travel website Big 7 Travel compiled data using dating apps and surveyed people living in different cities to find out which European destination is best suited for singletons.

Ranking criteria included highest usage rate of Tinder and other dating apps, population percentage of single people per capita, the overall population of city, dating app data.

Dublin ranked at number 13 on the list of 50 European cities, with Galway, Cork and Belfast also making the list.

The capital city beat out cities like Copenhagen, Glasgow, and Manchester for the spot.

The list reads: “You’ll have the luck of the Irish when it comes to dating in Dublin, as it’s the 14th most popular city in Europe for Tinder Passport users. Dublin also ranks highly on Nomad List’s top Tinder cities in Europe, with users reporting positive reviews of the city’s dating scene and its openness to LGBTQ+.”

According to Big 7 Travel, Cork – which is ranked as the 25th best city in Europe for single people – is also the 18th most popular European city on Tinder.

Belfast stands in 29th place, with singletons making up almost half of the city’s population.

“Belfast has (at last count!) a grand total of 106,568 single people in the city,” Big 7 Travel said.

“That’s 46.6% of the city’s population, a percentage that’s quite promising.”

The final Irish city to make the cut was Galway, which was rated the 42nd best place to find love in Europe.

The website states that the Connaught city has the highest percentage of single people in Ireland at 53.3pc and dubbed it the “singles capital” of the Emerald Isle.

The number one spot on the list, however, went to Stockholm in Sweden, where a staggering 34pc of Swedes use dating apps.

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