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28th Oct 2018

Apparently, this is the age when you meet ‘The One’

And also how long we wait before hopping into bed these days.


Every relationship progresses differently, which is probably why we enjoy talking about them so much.

A new study reveals that when it comes to milestones, however, most of us tend to fall into a similar pattern.

The survey, conducted by, interviewed more than 2,000 British men and women to create a map of the average relationship journey.

They found that the average age people find their long-term life partner is 27 – 25 for females and 28 for males.

According to the research, the “L” word usually comes after about five months of dating, closely followed by the first big argument at about six months in.

When it comes to sleeping with a partner, the average amount of time the Brits are waiting is one to two weeks.

Kate Taylor, dating expert for Match, said: ‘While each relationship moves at its own pace, daters are often reassured by comparing their experiences with others. We all ask our friends, ‘When did you know your partner was The One?’ or, ‘How long did you wait before you kissed?’.

“If your relationship isn’t falling within these time frames, use them to adjust your expectations.”