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Best places to hook up around the world this Valentine's Day

Published February 12th, 2016

So, it’s that time of year again, Valentine’s Day. If you’re not loved-up eating chocolate and paying an exorbitant amount for a cheesy candlelit dinner, you might be keen to know where the best places around the world are to effectively ‘swipe right’... We take a look at the facts, and the stats don’t lie. Here are the world’s most single places – aka the places you’re most likely to hook-up

Latin America

Between its balmy weather and sensual dancing, it seems the people of Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina and Panama are up for fleeting romances with some of the lowest marriage rates in the world. Colombia is perfect for long walks on the beach or Amazon jungle adventures. Panamanians are well known for being super friendly and fun loving, and the country’s islands and pristine waters make it the perfect playground for a tropical fling. If you can’t find love in Venezuela, you can always binge on chocolate instead on the Paria Peninsula, Venezuela’s ‘Chocolate Coast’. In Peru, find a fellow foodie and gorge on some ceviche together. In Argentina, the home of tango, tuck into a hearty steak and some fine red wine and work it out on the dance floor


The pint-sized principality located in the Pyrenees Mountains is all about the outdoors, making it a prime spot for skiing, hiking, biking and apparently hooking up too – ranking 10th in the lowest marriage rates stakes. Just make sure you’re fit for the challenge! Also, Andorra is a tax-free haven, so dates are cheap!



Do we need to spell it out for you? Slovenia – okay, even if you don’t hook up in this pocket-sized country you can enjoy alps, beaches and even vineyards, not to mention Lake Bled – one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the world

United Arab Emirates

So long as you’re discreet about your tryst (sex outside of marriage is technically illegal in the UAE), there’s a pumping singles scene in Dubai. Hit up the clubs and you’ll find out soon enough.

The US of A

Hook ups in big cosmopolitan cities like NYC and Miami might be easy, but Facebook stats suggests that even though these cities have the highest percentages of singles, they also have the lowest couple rates (fine if you’re not looking for commitment though). For those looking for more, you’re better off finding a suitable single in Boston (69 percent of locals are unmarried), Portland also has a pretty high single male-to-female ratio, beating even Anchorage, Alaska (famously know for being rife with peen). 


Noiva do Cordeiro, a small rural town in Brazil, is basically all women, with more than 600 ladies making up the population; they’re also renowned in the local area for being extremely attractive.

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The best places to let loose in the USA

As for where the most active Tinder users are, the top ten countries with the most options to swipe are...

1. United States

2. United Kingdom

3. Brazil

4. Canada

5. France

6. Australia

7. Germany

8. The Netherlands

9. Mexico

10. Spain

And with Tinder Plus you can even browse for babes before you land with the ‘passport’ feature. Hooking up really has come a long way.


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Rachel Surgeoner

A self-confessed 'food-tourist', I take hunting for the world's greatest sandwich very seriously, my quest has taken me from Berlin to Hoboken. Stopping off only for vintage shopping, craft beers and Mediterranean sunsets.